Science and Technology Building (ST), Room 3
Career and Program Description
The Culinary Assistant Program is designed for students with disabilities who have significant barriers to employment. Students develop entry level job skills in food service and custodial service. The program also focuses on the acquisition of work habits and behaviors necessary to maintain competitive employment.
Degrees and Certificates Offered
Culinary Assistant Training
- This is a limited entry program with restricted enrollment.
- An interview with the program coordinator is required prior to enrollment.
- Qualified students must be 18 years or older with a documented disability, have the ability to work semi-independently, willing to learn and improve.
- Students can enroll at the beginning of each fall, winter or spring term of a year.
- Students work with PCC Food Services or Facilities Management Services to learn the specific job skills in their work area.
- Individualized training and assistance in maintaining positive work habits are provided by the program coordinator.
- Classroom sessions focus on good work ethics, positive attitude, appropriate work behaviors, professionalism, etc., developing job success skills, specific job-related knowledge (such as food safety, job safety, money handling, etc.), as well as job search technique.
- The program coordinator also provides six hours of individualized job development activities with each student.
Culinary Assistant Training One-Year Certificate
Minimum 45 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements
Course of Study
The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.
|HR 107§||Culinary Assistant Training||15|
|HR 108§||Culinary Assistant Training||15|
|HR 109§||Culinary Assistant Training||15|
Course cannot be substituted with another course.
HR 107. Culinary Assistant Training. 15 Credits.
Complete individualized vocational training in food services or clerical areas. Classroom sessions cover customer service skills, and developing effective communication and appropriate social skills at work. Audit available.
HR 108. Culinary Assistant Training. 15 Credits.
Complete individualized vocational training in food services or clerical areas. Classroom sessions cover career exploration. Topics include: identification of values, interests, skills, and barriers to employment. Audit available.
HR 109. Culinary Assistant Training. 15 Credits.
Complete individualized vocational training in food services or clerical areas. Classroom sessions cover job search skills including ADA regulations, identifying accommodations needed for employment, resume writing, developing a portfolio, preparing for interviews, and contacting potential employers. Audit available.