Certificate of Achievement

The Culinary Arts certificate program is designed to fulfill the needs of a student interested in basic culinary arts training. The courses provide a framework to further
studies or to obtain an entry-level position in a food production environment. In addition, certification in the ServSafe food handling system can be obtained as part of
the studies.

Career Opportunities

During the past 20 years, the world has experienced phenomenal growth in the realm of hospitality. The need for well-trained managers in this vast and diverse field has never been greater. Successful companies actively recruit hospitality graduates with credentials that rest upon a strong foundation of business studies, as well as the technical skills and practical experience necessary to excel in the hospitality industry. Examples of possible careers are professional cooking, baking and pastry making, and catering services.


The Teaching Kitchen and Dining Room provided for the hospitality programs at CCM is one of the best in the area. It features individual work stations for each pair of students and offers a multitude of different state-of-the-art culinary learning experiences. In addition, students gain practical hands-on dining room, food and beverage management, and service experience.


Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Department
Student Community Center, Room 240
Professor Mark P. Cosgrove


Serv-Safe Food Handling1
Introduction to Food3
Select one of the following options
Culinary Arts
Food Management3
Food Production3
Baking Arts
Introduction to Baking3
Advanced Baking3
World Cuisines
(choose six credits in the following courses)
International Cuisines3
American Regional Cuisine1
Italian Cuisine1
Chinese Cuisine1
Latin Cuisines1
Total Certificate Credits10