Culinary Arts - Kitchen Essentials, One-Year Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #4034

Effective May 2021

Division of Arts and Humanities

The one-year technical certificate in culinary arts prepares the certificate holder with the basic foundational skills required to pursue additional education in culinary arts or for entry-level employment in various types of restaurants and food businesses. Students will learn a variety of basic cooking and baking techniques through hands-on instruction. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterHours
BIOG 153 BASIC HUMAN NUTRITION 3
CULN 157 FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD SERVICE PRODUCTION 2 3
CULN 175 PURCHASING AND PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION 3
MTHM 150
THE ART OF MATHEMATICAL THINKING
or QUANTITATIVE REASONING
3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 1
TRSM 118 FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION 1 2
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CULN 152 ESSENTIALS OF DINING ROOM SERVICE 3
CULN 154 INTRODUCTION TO BAKING AND PASTRY 3 3
CULN 160 FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS AND CAREER MANAGEMENT 3 3
CULN 165 ADVANCED FOOD SERVICE PRODUCTION 3 3
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours30

Program Contact(s):

Adam Schmith
440-366-7740
aschmith@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate strong foundation of classical culinary baking and cookery techniques, balanced human nutrition, food preparation and presentation
  2. Understand purchasing, receiving, storage and procurement of ingredients as well as certification by the Ohio Department of Health’s Serve Safe & Sanitation/HACCP program
  3. Understand and demonstrate concepts of front and back of house employee/customer service and compliance standards pertaining to human resources and career management