The Chef's Assistant I Certificate builds a strong foundation that allows you to further specialize as you progress in your career in the culinary industry. You'll study sustainable food preparation, handling, sanitation and safety, as well as business and management principles. This course of study gives you the knowledge and hands-on skills needed for entry-level positions, including (but not limited to): line cook, line lead cook, commis, chef assistant, prep cook, soup or sauce cook, and similar positions in institutional food service, small to large hospitality operations, cruise ships and more.
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Total Cost of Chef's Assistant I Certificate
(in-district) Total Amount: $2,853.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 19
Semesters to Complete: 2
What makes MCC's Chef's Assistant I Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?
In addition to the Chef's Assistant I Certificate, we offer:
What you need to know about getting your Chef's Assistant I Certificate (CIP 120505)
|Additional Chef's Assistant I Certificate Costs||$1,029.00||$1,029.00||$1,029.00||$1,029.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with a Chef's Assistant I Certificate?
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||35-2012|
|Cooks, Private Household||35-2013|
|Cooks, All Other||35-2019|
How will MCC's Chef's Assistant I Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
By completing the Sanitation and Safety course, you are eligible to sit for the State of Illinois Sanitation Certificate examination.
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By the Numbers:
- Salary Range: Most fields offer excellent earnings expectations and potential.
- Job Outlook:
- On average there are more than 800 openings in the culinary field in McHenry County alone
- Ninety percent of students find jobs in culinary arts within one year of graduation
What have graduates gone on to do?
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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).
Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of FY12 completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.
Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.
Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.
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