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Sustainable Food Systems: Food Service

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Sustainable Food Systems: Food Service curriculum is designed for students interested in participating in the creation of a sustainable food system either through becoming a food service worker or food service manager in a local, sustainable food operation. Graduates will gain a foundational knowledge of the major distinctions, beyond simply being a local establishment, that make a food operation sustainable in nature. Courses will cover careers in food preparation laws and sanitation guidelines, basic principles and techniques for sustainable cooking, and the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to the achievement of a truly sustainable food system. Foundational courses will equip students with the necessary hands-on skills for entry-level employment in sustainable food service operations.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Sustainable Food Systems: Food Service (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5270N
Total Credits Required
4
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Employ food safety and sanitation guidelines.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with food sanitation requirements.
  3. Apply the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind required of food service workers in sustainable food operations.
  4. Implement sustainable kitchen practices and cooking techniques, including strategies for maximizing use of whole, local, seasonal, and nutrient-dense food.
  5. Implement basic garden-to-table food production and preparation skills.
  6. Describe the importance of equity, sustainability, and geographic location for food service workers in a sustainable food system.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

$32,830

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
FON104 Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation 1
FON135 Sustainable Cooking 3
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems: Food Service (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=171536).


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