12-credit Technical Certificate
Time to Degree
Less than 1 year
August / January
Gain fundamental skills for work in the food service industry in this short-term certificate
program. Explore the basics of food preparation and learn to apply food safety and
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live,
how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial
aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.
How To Start
- Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
- First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
- Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
- After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete
- Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second
This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial
aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.
What Makes This Program Unique?
This short-term, part-time program includes Applied Food Service Sanitation.
Successful completion of the Applied Food Service Sanitation course includes a nationally-recognized
Servsafe Food Managers Certification. If you already hold this certification, you
will be given Advanced Standing credit.
Culinary management is a field for those who are passionate about food and business
It takes a well-trained kitchen staff to create a memorable dining experience for
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway.
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses
for higher wages and job advancement.
Culinary Management Pathway
Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced
high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work
or volunteer experience.
- Culinary Skills (this program)
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits
into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
More Credit Opportunities
Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in
high-demand fields while earning college credits.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge
you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.