2016 - 2017 Catalog
Program: Food and Hospitality Institute
Degree Plan: Basic Culinary Skills Certificate


Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CULA.ARTS.06

This certificate prepares the student to function in a variety of food preparation positions in commercial and non-commercial kitchens. Credits earned may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts.

Students pursuing this award program are required to achieve an appropriate minimum assessment score eligible for DMAT 0091 and DREA 0091 OR above OR concurrent enrollment when registering for Food and Hospitality courses.



# CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3


# CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 3
# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3


# CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation 3
# CHEF 1264 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Culinary Arts/Chef Training OR 2
# RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education - Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager* (3)
5 - 6
Minimum Hours Required 17 - 18

# This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.