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Basic Culinary Skills Certificate

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The Basic Culinary Skills Certificate provides the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in one of the fastest growing service industries. Students will gain essential skills in food preparation, food safety and basic cooking techniques. Students will be able to demonstrate these skills in order to show the value of this certificate to potential employers.

The certificate includes many courses included in the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts- Vail Valley  and the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts- Apprenticeship  and courses may be applied toward those degrees.

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition and reading as prerequisites for courses within this certificate. Skills in this area may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Basic Culinary Skills.

The Basic Culinary Skills certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Vail Valley at Edwards. Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses.

Learn more about the Culinary Arts- Vail Valley Program.

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (5)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (97.5-105)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see About Our Degrees .

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