Culinary Arts Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Food Service Sanitation and Skills CUL111 3
Menu Design and Purchasing CUL211 3
Basic Baking Skills CUL108 Fall 4
Basic Culinary Skills CUL116 Fall 4
Advanced Baking Skills CUL208 Spring 4 CUL108 and CUL116
Advanced Culinary Skills CUL216 Spring 4 CUL108 and CUL116
Total Credits 22

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Program Overview

This weekend program prepares students with the basic skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions in the food service industry. The two-semester, 22-credit program is scheduled from September through May.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in food production, including restaurant and institutional line cooking, pastry preparation, steward departments, and other related positions. Students also qualify to transfer all credits to the Associate in Science Degree: Culinary Arts Program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practiced and acquired technical skills in the usage of tools and equipment found in a typical food service/ food production setting.
  • Demonstrate the necessary administrative skills common to basic cost control and planning methods found in a typical commercial food service/food production setting.
  • Demonstrate conceptual skills acquired through course work relative to planning a successful restaurant operation.