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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Culinary Arts


The mission of the Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality is to prepare students for employment and advanced study in the hospitality or food service industry.


Course content includes the following: housekeeping/sanitation, equipment operation, food preparation, serving of food, proper storage of food, and the selection and presentation of a wide variety of foods. Also covered are: customer relations, leadership, professional communication, employability skills, entrepreneurship, and safe work practices.

Industry Certification:

ServSafe Food Handler Program

Unique Requirements:

The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Computation (Mathematics) 9.0 , Communications (Reading Language Arts) 9.0.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1200 hours.

Completion Levels:

  • Food Preparation
  • Cook – Restaurant
  • Chef/Head Cook
  • Food Service Management

Certificate Requirements:

A student must meet ALL the following conditions to earn a Certificate of Program Completion from WTC:

  • Pass all courses and OCPs in the program
  • Complete the required curriculum
  • Settle all school debt including returning textbooks for high school students
  • Meet Florida Basic Skills requirements for the program.
  • Receive the instructor's recommendation

Program Information

New classes begin in August and January
Typical class times are 7:30am to 3:00pm M-F

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Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


ServSafe Manager Food Safety Certification

Articulation Agreement

Gold Standard Articulation Agreement