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Culinary Arts Degree

Mt SAC’s Culinary Arts Degree program couples real-world experience with the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for long-term career success. Our brand-new facilities completed in 2018 features a state-of-the-art restaurant and bakery, and the faculty includes professionals with extensive experience running their own restaurants. Mt. SAC can prepare you for a rewarding culinary career.


    • Program Overview
      Looking to jumpstart your future in the fast-paced, rapidly growing food industry? In our Culinary Arts degree program, you’ll learn not only the craft and art of cooking, but also business and management skills. There’s no reason to wait to turn your passion for food into an exciting career.
    • About the Culinary Arts Degree
      Mt SAC’s Culinary Arts Degree program couples real-world experience running a student-run restaurant and bakery with the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for long-term career success. Students gain both front-of-house and back-of-house experience through required, on-site work experience rotations. Completed in 2018, the restaurant and bakery feature state of the art kitchens. Mt SAC’s faculty includes professionals with extensive experience running their own restaurants. No matter what your experience level is, Mt. SAC can prepare for a rewarding culinary career.
    • Tuition & Fees (Estimated)

      The following table provides an estimated student cost for enrolling in the cohort program. The tuition costs are based on the college’s current tuition rates of $46/unit for in-state students and $287/unit tuition + $46/unit enrollment fee for out-of-state/non-resident students.

      Note: Tuition costs will be lower for students who may have already completed any course that is a part of the culinary arts certificate.

      Mt SAC Tuition & Fees Culinary Certificate (One Semester)

      Description In-State Out-Of-State
      Tuition (16.5 units) $759.00 $5,022.50
      Enrollment Fees $0 $759.00
      Textbook (HRM & NF) $403.00 $403.00
      Uniform $68.00 $68.00
      Estimated Total $1,230.00 $6,252.50

      Cal State Tuition & Fees

      Description In-State
      Tuition $2,970
      Textbook $403
      Estimated Total $3,373

      Private Tuition & Fees

      Description In-State
      Tuition $15,579
      Textbook Unknown
      Estimated Total $3,373

      *Cal State tuition based on 16.5 unit’s equivalent to our cohort program.
      *Private school tuition based on per semester costs.
      *All estimates based on tuition only

    • Fall 2018 Classes
      CRN Course Title Units Offered
      HRM52 Food Safety and Sanitation 2 F W Sp S
      CUL101 Professional Cooking Foundations 3 F W Sp S
      CUL102 Professional Cooking I (HRM 54) 3 F Sp
      CUL103 Professional Cooking II 3 F SP
      CUL104 Garde Manger (HRM 81) 3 F Sp
      CUL105 Baking & Pastry I (HRM 82) 3 F SP
      CUL111 Exploring Beverages 3 F W
      HRM57 Hospitality Cost Control 3 F Sp
      HRM61 Menu Planning 3 Sp
      HRM56 Hospitality Supervision 3 F

      Restaurant Operations Series

      CRN Course Title Units Offered
      HRM53 Dining Room Management* 3 F Sp
      CUL115 Restaurant Operations* 3 F Sp
      CUL116 Culinary Arts Work Experience (300 hrs.) in residence * 5 F Sp
      Total Units 40

      Choose 3 units

      CRN Course Title Units Offered
      CUL106 Baking & Pastry II 3 Sp
      CUL107 International Cuisines (HRM 83) 3 F Sp
      CUL108 Cooking for Special Diets 3 W S
      CUL109 Butchery & Charcuterie 3 F Sp
      CUL110 Street Foods 3 W S
      CUL112 Sustainability in Culinary Arts 3 F
      HRM100 Hospitality Purchasing and Procurement 3 Sp
      HRM62 Event Planning & Catering 3 W S
        Total Units 43  

      *MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY


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