Students must be employed in a hands-on food prep or pastry position for 320 hours (averages 20 hours per week) during the semester through enrollment in a faculty supervised CHEF1264 or PSTR1364 Practicum during the 16-week semester. Qualifications for employment include working in a health department inspected kitchen or bakeshop with a registered food safety manager supervisor. *TSI is not required for these certificates but you must meet TSI to complete your AAS degree.
Upon completion of the Culinary Arts Foundations Certificate, students may progress to a Specialist Certificate. El Centro North will begin offering two Specialist Certificates Fall 2020: Culinary Arts Specialist and Bakery/Pastry Specialist.
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Upon completion of the Foundations and Specialist Certificate, students can obtain an Associates of Applied Science in Culinary Arts or Bakery/Pastry by completing 15 hours of core classes.
- Students may be eligible to transfer previously completed credit hours.
- Students can take core classes simultaneously with the cohorts online or at any Dallas College campus.
- Core classes will also be offered at the North campus before or after the scheduled cohorts beginning Fall 2020.