Culinary Arts

​Culinary Arts Certificate 201​7-1​8

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00079

The culinary arts certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the culinary arts field. The focus of the certificate is on establishing hands-on culinary skills and job-related performance characteristics necessary to successfully enter a basic food service occupation. The certificate prepares students for success by instruction in quality food preparation, portion control, quantity baking, breakfast and pantry work, quantity pastry, meat cutting and dining room operations.

This program contains some courses that are restricted only to students officially admitted to this program. Additionally, CUL 102 Culinary Sanitation or proof of current ServSafe certification and CUL 103 Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Techniques are pre-program requirements.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Upon completion of the certificate program, students may select the associate degree as their second-year option. All the requirements of that associate degree must be fulfilled, including all of the college requirements.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

Curriculum Guide (PDF)

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Admission Prerequisites
CUL 102* Culinary Sanitation
CUL ​103 Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Technique 4

Total Credits: 6

First Year - Fall Semester
CUL 144 Baking 3
CUL 124 Breakfast and Pantry 3
CUL 125 Pastries 1 3

Total Credits: 9

First Year - Winter Semester
CUL 142 Butchery ​3
CUL 128 Introduction to Food Techniques ​3
CUL 143 Dining Room Service ​3 

Total Credits: 9

Program Total ​​24 Credits

*If student provides documentation of current ServSafe certification, C​UL 102 is not required. This course is also open to any Schoolcraft student. 

Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with a counselor or advisor.

Culinary Arts

​Learn from Renowned Chefs in State-of-the-Art Kitchens

Our Program

  • Nationally recognized program
  • Certified Master and Executive Chefs on Faculty
  • One of the most advanced teaching kitchens in the country

What can I earn?*

  • Director of Dining Services: $59,662
  • Nutrition Services Director: $84,276
  • Hospitality Manager: $46,260
  • Assistant Brewers: $25,000-$30,000
  • Brewmasters: $34,000
  • Chef: $42,480
  • Cook: $30,120
  • Food and Beverage Manager: $54,850
  • Food Service Manager: $47,960
  • Baker: $30,920
  • Pastry Chef: $34,750

*Median salary according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Studying culinary arts at Schoolcraft College will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience to needed in preparing for a career in this growing field. Our experienced chefs and state-of-the-art kitchen and dining facilities also provide a real-world learning atmosphere.

Educational Options

Schoolcraft College offers five certificate and degree options in the Culinary Arts area:

Brewing and Distillation Technology Certificate

This program is intended for those who are interested in starting a career in brewing, expanding their current brewing knowledge and practice, or considering opening a brewpub or microbrewery.

Culinary and Dietary Operations Management BS

The Bachelor of Science degree is geared towards students with culinary experience who are interested in earning a degree that will prepare them for management positions in the food and nutrition industries.

Culinary Arts AAS

This provides the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain advanced-level positions in the restaurant and food-service industries.

Culinary Arts Certificate

This option provides the culinary foundation courses that prepare students for immediate entry in the workplace.

Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate

The certificate program provides students with skills and a foundation to begin a career in baking and pastry including restaurant or hotel kitchens.

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