Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality – CC

The Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality certificate prepares you for employment as a kitchen manager and operations cook. 

  • Students will learn about history, trends, equipment, recipes, raw materials, sanitation, menu preparation, banquet presentation, and identify occupations in the food service and hospitality industry
  • Each student will develop personal and professional etiquette
  • Hands-on instruction includes advanced cooking and baking techniques as lab experience is an integral part of this program
  • Students will learn how to classify and identify all causes of food borne illnesses and contaminations, and the best ways to avoid them
  • Internships are available in The Hotel Jacaranda Restaurant kitchen which is a working and operational restaurant where students visit different stations learning every step and every department in the restaurant business

Course Examples (for a larger list, visit the College Catalog):

  • Food Preparation
  • Applied Techniques in Food Service
  • Quantity Food Preparation

Length: 1,200 contact hours (approximately 1-2 years)

Approximate Program Costs

Resident PSAV Tuition $698
Application for admission to SFSC $15
Books $50
Fingerprinting $45
Graduation Fee $15
 Total = $823
Non-Resident PSAV Tuition
Application, fees, books
Total = $2,917



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Advisor, PATHways
Division of Applied Sciences & Technologies
PHONE: 863-784-7256