Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

AWARD: Certificate
LENGTH: 1 Year


This program is designed for the student who desires to develop basic culinary and culinary management skills.  Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for an entry-level position in a food service operation.

Courses in this program fulfill requirements for the Culinary Arts & Management AAS degree.



Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.


  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.
  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Culinary Arts Certificate  is a tool for students that lists the following items:

  •     the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  •     suggested course when more than one option exists
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Access the recommended CVCC Program Pathway for Culinary Arts Certificate:

Culinary Arts Certificate