Food Service Production

Technical Diploma

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It takes a well-trained kitchen staff to create a memorable dining experience for restaurant patrons, and those in food service production are an integral part of that team. Through the Food Service Production program, develop proper cooking techniques and instruction in hot food preparation, baking, garde manger and cold foods.

  • Prepare for jobs such as food service worker, a la carte cook or cook.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school food service or related courses.
  • The curriculum for the Food Service Production technical diploma program is the first year of studies in the Culinary Management Associate of Applied Science degree program. Students who complete the technical diploma will require just one additional year of studies to earn the associate degree.
  • The Hospitality and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human relations through club and industry interaction.
  • Additional specialized certificates in Baking/Pastry and Meeting and Event Planning can be completed and serve as a complement to the Food Service Production technical diploma program.
  • Review gainful employment information.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $22,000-$23,000
    • Average Salary: 22,862
    • Median Salary: $22,862
    • Average Entry-level Salary: $22,862
    • Average Hourly Wage: $11.00
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $22,862

Required Courses

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

109-100 2
316-110 1

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Food Service Production. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.