Food Production Specialist

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

313031

Credits: 

26.00
Financial Aid Available

Turn your passion for cooking and baking into a career as a food production specialist. With almost half of every food dollar spent on prepared food, opportunities abound in bakeries, delis, hospitals, long-term care facilities, restaurants, schools, spas, resorts, hotels, and other food establishments. Positions in the field depend on your personal goals and abilities.

In this program, you’ll learn how to use commercial equipment to prepare a variety of dishes and baked goods with special attention paid to health and safety standards. Nutrition, communication, and advanced food prep techniques are included in the curriculum.

Students who successfully complete all components of the program receive a technical diploma. However, students who complete only portions of the program may be issued a certificate listing the courses completed and the competencies achieved.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Food Production Specialist

This program will cost about $4,200* 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.

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Career Opportunities

Cook
Caterer
Line Cook/Prep Cook
Pastry Sous Chef
Deli/Production Cook
Kitchen Supervisor
Banquet Cook

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Identify the elements of a quality food product.
  • Produce a standardized recipe.
  • Employ safety and sanitation practices in the work setting.
  • Demonstrate efficient production techniques.
  • Summarize food production costs.
  • Demonstrate professional work habits consistent with food industry standards.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 14
COMPASS: 38
ACCUPLACER: 55

Reading: 

ACT: 14
COMPASS: 61
ACCUPLACER: 46

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 15
COMPASS: 24
ACCUPLACER: 55

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