This certificate is designed to offer students basic culinary skills, an understanding of food safety and sanitation, nutrition, food science, and an in-depth look at specialized dietary needs through therapeutic cuisine. In only three semesters of study, students will earn a certificate that will provide a range of skillsets that employers value in healthcare fields as well as traditional restaurant venues.
The Therapeutic Culinary Certificate coursework can be of particular value to:
- Individuals already employed in the fields of healthcare foodservice who desire to increase their understanding of specialized and restrictive diets.
- Students who are currently completing or who have previously completed the requirements of the ACEF (American Culinary Federation Education Foundation) Apprenticeship or USDL Journeyworker Apprenticeship.
Students interested in completing the Therapeutic Culinary Certificate have the following options.
- The Therapeutic Culinary Certificate course work can be applied toward the course requirements for the College’s associate degree in Culinary Arts. Students can graduate with both the certificate and the A.A.S.
- Students can earn the certificate and then complete the requirements of the Culinary Arts A.A.S. degree at a later time
- Students may choose to pursue additional credentials offered by the College, including certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees offered within the Hospitality Education Department.
Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: CUL
- General college admission requirements must be met.
- At least 50% of the credits hours toward this certificate must be earned at the College.
- Students must pass all courses required to earn the certificate with a grade of “C” or higher
- Students must satisfy any course prerequisite requirements and pass such courses with a grade of “C” or higher
- Students pursuing the certificate should be aware that employers in Hospitality or Foodservice can require perspective volunteers interns, and employees to pass criminal background, drug screen, and citizenship verification checks before they are allowed to work at an organization.