Culinary Arts Level 2

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Designed to prepare the student for a career in food service in restaurants, resorts, catering, hospitals, cruise ships, television shows, and food processing companies. Students will develop creative food preparation and presentation.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in culinary arts that will prepare them to obtain a position within the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic skills in menu planning.
  • Utilize advanced skills in preparation of various types of Cuisine.
  • Communicate successfully with the customer on design, production, service, staff, and include a formal quote for catering services and perform basic math needed for food cost controls.
  • Demonstrate how to cook and prepare healthy foods on a regular basis.
  • Successfully produce food products that are acceptable in appearance and taste with minimum amount of supervision.

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

Semester One: Fall or Spring 

Course Course Title Credits Area
CUL 144 Menu Planning 1 Major Requirement
CUL 241 Basic Culinary Arts 2 3 Major Requirement
CUL 247 Baking 2 3 Major Requirement
CUL 249 Garder Manger 2 3 Major Requirement
CUL 251 Catering 3 Major Requirement

All of the above courses are offered during Fall and Spring semesters as 2nd 8-week courses. For more information, visit the Self-Service schedule of classes.

Semester Two: Fall or Spring 

Course Course Title Credits Area
CUL 258 Advanced Cuisine  5 Major Requirement
CUL 259 Field Experience* 7 Major Requirement

Culinary Arts Level 1 Certificate must be completed before enrolling in CUL-259

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.