2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Culinary | Pastry | Hospitality
Degree Plan: Culinary Arts Foundations Certificate
(Level 1 Certificate)
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.
Degree Plan Code: C1.CULINARY.FND.20
This level-one certificate is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain employment as a prep cook, cook or pastry cook. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of food safety and sanitation as well as supervision theory. In the lab classes, students will learn fundamental cooking and baking techniques as well as advanced cooking skills. Students are required to complete an External Learning Experience through a culinary or bakery/pastry practicum in which the student must obtain food preparation or baking/pastry cook employment, respectively, and work at least 20 hours per week during that semester. This level-one certificate is waived from TSI requirements as long as the student completes the TSI waiver form prior to enrollment. This certificate is a building block towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and/or the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Bakery/Pastry.
|Sanitation and Safety
|Basic Food Preparation +
|Advanced Food Preparation
|Fundamentals of Baking
|Practicum (or Field Experience)-Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef* OR
|Practicum (or Field Experience)-Culinary Arts/Chef Training
|Minimum Hours Required
+Note for CHEF 1301: Student must possess Texas State recognized Food Handler Certification to be admitted to class on the first day.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.