Culinary Arts II Proficiency Certificate

Get a start in the city's growing hospitality industry with our Culinary Arts Proficiency Certificate program. You'll learn about food preparation, baking, menu planning, food safety and other skills required for possible entry-level employment as a cook within the food industry. In addition, you will have access to experienced faculty who will provide hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art culinary kitchens and classrooms. Upon completion, the courses may be applied to the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Baker – est. salary $24,942
Butchers and Meat Cutters – est. salary $43,662
Food Preparation Worker 
– est. salary $24,583*
Chefs and Head Cook – est. salary $59,732
Waiter or Waitress – est. salary $25,644


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Culinary Arts II Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number Credits Advisory Notes
CULA 210 - American Cuisine 4 credits Take with CULA 211
CULA 211 - Techniques of Garde Manger and International Cuisine 4 credits Take with CULA 210
CULA 161 - Food Service Safety & Sanitation 2 credits  
THM 285 - Dining Room Management 3 credits  
THM 180 - Human Resource Management  3 credits  

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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