Alamance Community College
2022 Calendar Year

Culinary Specialist Certificate

Course and Hour Requirements
Course
Number
Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
CUL-110 Sanitation and Safety 2 2
CUL-110   Sanitation and Safety PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DRE 097

This course introduces the basic principles of sanitation and safety relative to the hospitality industry. Topics include personal hygiene, sanitation and safety regulations, use and care of equipment, the principles of food-borne illness, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the content necessary for successful completion of a nationally recognized food/safety/sanitation exam.

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CUL-140 Culinary Skills I 8 5
CUL-140   Culinary Skills I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques in basic cookery, and moist, dry and combination heat. Emphasis is placed on recipe conversion, measurements, terminology, classical knife cuts, safe food/equipment handling, flavorings/seasonings, stocks/sauces/soups, and related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to exhibit the basic cooking skills used in the foodservice industry.

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CUL-160 Baking I 5 3
CUL-160   Baking I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • Take DMA 010, 020, 030

This course covers basic ingredients, techniques, weights and measures, baking terminology and formula calculations. Topics include yeast/chemically leavened products, laminated doughs, pastry dough batter, pies/tarts, meringue, custard, cakes and cookies, icings, glazes and basic sauces. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper scaling and measurement techniques, and prepare and evaluate a variety of bakery products.

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NUT-110 Nutrition 3 3
NUT-110   Nutrition PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers basic principles of nutrition and their relationship to human health. Topics include meeting nutritional needs of healthy people, menu modification based on special dietary needs, food habits, and contemporary problems associated with nutrition. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic nutritional concepts as they relate to health and well being.

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Semester Total 18 13