Food Industry Aide | Western Technical College

Food Industry Aide


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If you are interested in learning culinary basics, this four-credit certificate provides the foundation for entry-level food service jobs and covers the core coursework for additional credentials in the Culinary Management pathway.

The Food Service Aide program focuses on food preparation, serving, and maintaining clean and sanitary conditions in the kitchen and dining areas under the supervision a manager or chef.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Food Industry Aide

This program will cost about $800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Food Service Aide
Sandwich Artist
Prep Cook
Dietary Aide

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Food Industry Aide

Career Pathways

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