Culinary Assistant

2014-15 Edition

Sylvania Campus
Science and Technology Building (ST), Room 3
971-722-4305
971-722-4883 (Fax)

www.pcc.edu/programs/culinary-assistant/

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

One-Year Certificate

Culinary Assistant Training

Prerequisites and Requirements

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

Culinary Assistant Certificate Credit Summary

HR45
Total Credits45

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
HR 107Culinary Assistant Training15
Second Term
HR 108Culinary Assistant Training15
Third Term
HR 109Culinary Assistant Training15
 Total Credits: 45

Courses

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.