Culinary Arts Program Information Sheet

1 year program

Registration Fee (Includes Criminal Clearance)
$30.00

Campus Fee (Includes ID Badge and 3 Campus Shirts)  
$20.00

Tuition/Instructional Costs
$6000.00

Certifications (ServSafe)
$40.00

Textbook (Servsafe, Intro to Culinary, Workbook, Culinary Math)
$210.00

Required Tool Kit – Provided by School
$200.00

Uniforms
$115.00

Reimbursable Costs*
$170.00

Total Tuition and Fees: $ 6785.00

Additional Required Items – at the cost of the student

  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprinting Clearance if EVER non – PA resident & not receiving Hazmat
  • *Reimbursable Cost included the cost of non slip shoes required for the kitchen portion of the program. Must submit receipt within 30 days of the start of the program. Black Dress Pants, A White Shirt are required for front of the house events. HCCTC reimburses up to and not to exceed $170.00.  This amount will be deducted for a Self Pay Student.

Institutional Food Worker CIP 12.0508 Curriculum and Course Hours

  • DEMONSTRATE SAFETY PROCEDURES- 50
  • DEMONSTRATE SANITATION PROCEDURES- 50
  • DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY- 30
  • PURCHASING, RECEIVING & STORAGE PROC.- 20
  • DEMONSTRATE SKILL IN GARDE MANGER-20
  • DEMO. USE/CARE OF CUTTING TOOLS & UTENSILS- 15
  • DEMO USE/CARE OF MECHANICAL FOOD PREP. EQUIP.- 20
  • DEMONSTRATE STANDARDIZED RECIPES-20
  • DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION BASICS- 50 
  • PREPARE BREAKFAST FOODS- 50
  • DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF BEVERAGES-10
  • PREPARE VEGETABLES- 30
  • PREPARE PASTA AND RICE-15
  • PREPARE CHEESE- 30
  • PREPARE SALADS, FRUITS, AND SALAD DRESSINGS-30
  • PROPERLY ADD SEASONINGS TO FOODS- 30
  • PREPARE STOCKS, SOUPS AND SAUCES- 30
  • PLAN AND COST MENUS- 20
  • IDENTIFY, PREPARE, AND COOK MEATS/POULTRY/SEAFOOD- 50 
  • DEMONSTRATE BAKING & PASTRY SKILLS- 120
  • DEMONSTRATE BASIC INDUSTRY POSITIONS-70
  • PERFORM “FRONT- OF- THE- HOUSE” OPERATIONS-70
  • DEMONSTRATE SKILL IN FOODSERVICE INFO TECH.- 30
  • PERFORM DINING ROOM SERVICE- 40 

Total Hours: 900

Classroom/Lecture Hrs.
270 clock =27 credits 

Shop/Lab Hrs.
630 clock =31.5 credits