Program Description

The Culinary Assistant Embedded Technical Diploma program is designed to provide entry-level skills for employment into the food service industry. Learners will have the opportunity to practice and apply skills learned in cooking methods, baking, sanitation, menu planning, nutrition, and wait staff training. Food service workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managements. Restaurant professionals work long hours on their feet, multi-task and interact with the customer to provide an excellent dining experience. Potential occupations include: Cook, Dietary Cook, Food and Nutrition Services Assistant, Food Service Specialist and Lead Cook.

Approximate Cost

$5,897
Tuition: $5175 , Books: $722

Starting Salary

$22,277
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International and Employer Survey Data

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply basic principles of nutrition
  • Demonstrate basic culinary skills
  • Assist in food service management
  • Plan menus
  • Explore food service financial information
  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operation

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Dietary Cook
  • Food and Nutrition Services Assistant
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Lead Cook
  • Cook

Courses

The Culinary Assistant Technical Diploma is a 27 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

SANITATION FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS 1.00
CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS 4.00
BAKING FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
BREAKFAST CUISINE 1.00
MID-DAY MEALS 1.00
COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES 1.00
WAIT STAFF TRAINING 1.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00

Second Term

NUTRITION 2.00
SOUP & STOCK PRODUCTION 2.00
MEAT & FISH ESSENTIALS 3.00
MENU PLANNING, MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN 1.00
CATERING 1.00
RESTAURANT SALES AND PROMOTION 1.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Culinary Assistant Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.