Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

  • Degree Type Certificate
  • Program outcomesEnter the workforceEnhance my skillsetAdvance my career
  • Area of StudyCulinary & Hospitality
  • Total Credit Hours17

A Culinary Arts Certificate from Montco prepares you for entry- to mid-level careers in the foodservice industry. Career pathways include restaurants, hotels, resorts, country clubs, healthcare facilities, and catering operations.

The foundational courses in the Culinary Arts Certificate Program are stackable into an associate's degree. You can complete the program as a full-time day student or part-time evening student.

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate core concepts in culinary theory and excute fundamental techniques to a variety of classical and contemporary dishes in global cuisines;
  • Apply professional communication and teamwork skills while exhiiting effective decision-making skills with respect to individuals and diverse team settings;
  • Apply appropriate problem-solving techniques relating to professional, ethical, and profitability in a business environment;
  • Personally demonstrate appropriate safety and sanitation practices, including safe food service equipment operation, as it relates to the hospitality industry
SOAR logoStudents Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR)

If you have attended a career or technical program during high school, you may be eligible to earn college credits towards the culinary arts certificate. Find out how through the Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) program.


Program Curriculum

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Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
CUL 105 Safety and Sanitation 2
CUL 108 Foodservice Fundamentals 3
CUL 120 Introduction to Culinary Techniques 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
CUL 250 European Cuisines 3
CUL 221 Garde Manger and Buffet Design 3
CUL 260 Global Cuisines 3
Total program credits: 17