Culinary Arts Level 1

CERT - Occupational Certificate

To prepare students for an introduction to the culinary arts industry.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in culinary arts that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate quality food selection and preparation through correct techniques.
  • Identify the major hazards, sources and opportunities for contamination in a food service operation.
  • Demonstrate methods of cooking including roasting, broiling, grilling, sauteing, frying, braising, stewing.
  • Identify and prepare glazes, syrups, fillings, creams, ganache, praline, and other sweet sauces, and frostings.
  • Apply the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and Food Pyramid to food choices for themselves and their families

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 10/2022

One Semester: Fall or Spring 

Course Course Title Credits Area
CUL 141 Basic Culinary Arts 1 3 Major Requirement
CUL 143 ServSafe Prep and Exam 2 Major Requirement
CUL 146 Saucier and Meat Fabrication 3 Major Requirement
CUL 147 Baking 1 3 Major Requirement
CUL 149 Garde Manger 1 3 Major Requirement
CUL 253 Food and Beverage Management 3 Major Requirement

All of the above courses are offered during Fall and Spring semesters as 1st 8-week courses. For more information, visit the Self-Service schedule of classes.

Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.