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Culinary Arts - CERT

Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts curriculum incorporates the American Culinary Federation’s standards for knowledge and skill competencies. This program emphasizes hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art kitchen laboratory. Each class focuses on professional food production in a commercial kitchen and prepares students for entry-level positions within the foodservice industry. Students learn how to handle food safely, follow standards of culinary professionalism and develop basic cooking skills. Classroom instruction emphasizes the business of cooking and giving students a fundamental understanding of managerial work in the foodservice industry.

Completion of this certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Vocational/Technical Studies.


In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 32 Credit Hours

Program Requirements (26 credit hours)
BAKE102 Baking Principles 4
CUL101 Culinary Concepts and Math 3
CUL107 Current Topics in Food Safety 1
CUL115 Serv-Safe Certification 1
CUL140 Catering 2
CUL140L Catering Lab 2
CUL208 Culinary Arts Practicum 4
CUL220 French and Italian Kitchen 3
CUL230 Global Kitchen 3
CUL237 Restaurant Experience 1
CUL237L Restaurant Experience Lab 2

Approved Electives (6 credit hours)
BAKE140 Intermediate Baking Principles 3
BAKE160 Bread Baking 3
BAKE208 Specialty Pastry Skills 2
CUL120 Intro to Vegetables and Starches 3
CUL122 Intro to Meats,Poultry, and Fish 3
CUL123 Intro to Stocks, Soups & Sauces 3
CUL128 Garde Manger 3
CUL250 Healthy Cooking Techniques 3