Culinary Arts Occupational Endorsement Certificate
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If you are interested in a certificate program, there may also be funding available to help you. The Fast Track grant program, funded by the Anchorage Municipality in 2021, is taking applications to fund students for up to $18,000 each in educational and living expenses
The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Culinary Arts prepares students for entry-level baking positions within the hospitality and tourism industry. Students can advance in career opportunities because of their formal training and education. Career possibilities available to graduates of the baking and pastry arts program include positions in restaurants, bakeries, hotels, and institutions.
Prerequisites: Must place into or above MATH A055 and WRTG A111.
CA A101 Hospitality Industry: Careers
Offered in Fall Only
Explores career opportunities in the hospitality industry and examines emerging labor trends.
- CA A104 Sanitation 2 credits
Offered in Fall & Spring
This course focuses on sanitation principles, concepts, methods, codes and regulations current to the foodservice industry. All students take the mandatory ServSafe Food Protection Manager national exam certification. Students are required to have their ServSafe before moving into the primary laboratories.
- CA A103 Culinary Skills Development Lab 4 credits
Introduces and provides student with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation in commercial kitchen practices.
Registration Restrictions: Must have current ServSafe certification by course start date
CA A201 A la Carte Kitchen
Emphasizes cooking techniques, ingredients and professionalism in a commercial kitchen.
Advisor Approved Culinary Electives
Electives must be approved by your advisor and be relevant to the Culinary Arts OEC program.
16 credits are required to complete the Culinary Arts OEC.
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*Costs estimations are subject to change due to unknown conditions and variables. Estimations include the price of resident tuition and student lab fees for the 2021-2022 school year. Cost of books, UAA associated fees, and housing/meal plans are not included here.