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Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts - FSO1 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts technical certificate of credit provides students the basic skills needed to obtain entry level positions in the culinary arts field. Topics included in this programs include introduction to the culinary arts profession, understanding of menus, recipe production, a basic understanding of food nutrition and food science, fundamental knowledge of food and kitchen safety, the tools and ingredients used in the professional kitchen, equipment operation. Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, fruit, vegetables, dairy, eggs and dry good identification. Production of stocks, sauces, soups. Fabrication of meat, poultry, fish and shellfish. Techniques on grilling, broiling, roasting, sauteing, pan frying, deep frying, steaming, braising and stewing. Various cooking methods for vegetables, potatoes, grains, beans, and pasta. Execution of various breakfast techniques and cooking with the following ingredients: styles of eggs, pancakes, waffles, grits, toast, breakfast meats. Demonstrate knowledge of salads, salad dressings, sandwiches, appetizers and cold foods. Students will learn baking fundamentals including breads, pastries, fillings and dessert sauces.

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High School


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

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Occupational Courses 16
CUUL 1001 Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts 4
CUUL 1002 Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts I 4
CUUL 1003 Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts II 4
CUUL 1004 Fundamental Skills of Culinary Arts III 4
Faculty & Staff

Culinary Arts Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus


Culinary Arts Instructor, Valdosta Campus


Hotel-Restaurant-Travel Management Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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