The Culinary Arts Certificate is designed for the serious hobbyist rather than the industry professional-in-training. Courses focus on food service sanitation and basic cooking skills.
Certificate courses also apply to the Culinary Arts associate’s degree program that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation with Exemplary Program status.
Students in the certificate program are not eligible for financial aid or Kentucky reciprocity.
Related ProgramsCulinary Arts (CUL)Culinary & Food Science bachelor's degree (CFS)Pastry Arts (PAS)Pastry Arts Certificate (PASC)Dietetic Technology (DT)Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)Hospitality Management (HOSP)
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Enter the Culinary associate's degree program
- Work as a line cook, prep cook, or pantry worker
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Line Cook
- Prep Cook
- Food Preparation Worker
- Cold Preparation Worker
Graduate Employment Outlook
Although the Culinary Arts Certificate is primarily intended for serious hobbyists, graduates have excellent opportunities for entry-level employment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in culinary fields is projected to grow 8% over the next 10 years, due to increased consumer demand for dining places including restaurants and grocery stores.
$18,000 - $22,000 annually
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2022-2023 academic year
Culinary Arts Certificate (CAC)
|CUL 100||Culinary Demonstration||2||0||2|
|CUL 101||Culinary 1||0||6||3|
|CUL 102||Culinary 2||0||6||3|
|CUL 115||Food Service Sanitation||1||0||1|
|XXX XXX Culinary Elective||3||0||3|
|CUL 105||Culinary Baking||3|
|CUL 110||Culinary Nutrition||3|
|HRM 110||Food and Beverage Cost Control||3|