Culinary Arts & Hospitality Certificate

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program is a certificate program that will enable students to enter the culinary workforce with the skills and confidence needed to build a successful career. The topics covered range from classical to modern techniques. This program focuses on both culinary and baking and pastry which will prepare students for employment in various departments of a food service establishment. Upon completion of this program graduates will have a well-rounded education enabling them to work in any establishment, from casual to fine dining restaurants. 


Note:  This is a new Certificate with Federal Financial Aid eligibility anticipated Spring 2022. 

Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CUL-110 Sanitation and Safety 2
CUL-150 Introduction to Culinary Arts 1 3
Spring Semester 1
CUL-500 Introduction to Culinary Arts 2 4
CUL-700 Culinary History 2
Fall Semester 2
CUL-705 Baking and Pastry 4
CUL-120 Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control 3
Spring Semester 2
CUL-710 Entrepreneurship and Hospitality Management 2
CUL-750 The Art of Garde Manger 4
 Total Units24


Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CUL-110Sanitation and Safety2
CUL-120Food, Beverage and Labor Cost Control3
CUL-150Introduction to Culinary Arts 13
CUL-500Introduction to Culinary Arts 24
CUL-700Culinary History2
CUL-705Baking and Pastry4
CUL-710Entrepreneurship and Hospitality Management2
CUL-750The Art of Garde Manger4
Total Units24

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2021 


This program is designed to be completed in 8 months 

This program will cost $920 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $12 a year or $6 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $44 a year or $22 a semester 

*For summer session fees and non-CA resident tuition, please see: