The Culinary Arts Certificate program is a nine-course program providing the foundation skills and specialized instruction for entry-level employment in the restaurant industry. It provides students with valuable practical experience in culinary courses held at a local culinary facility. The program offers internship opportunities to work in the restaurant industry to practice skills, gain experience and investigate career pathways. All credits earned for the certificate can be applied to the associate degree program.
Graduates of the program who plan to seek employment in the field upon completion of their requirements should find a vibrant job market. The Northeast Regional Competitiveness Council, a collaborative workforce initiative of business, industry, education and government leaders, ranks the hospitality and tourism industry within the top three employment trade clusters in the state.
Graduates of the certificate program may elect to transfer to an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program in culinary arts or hospitality management.
Specific culinary-arts practical courses are held in Lowell at the UTEC Community Kitchen, located at 15 - 17 Warren Street.
Culinary Arts Certificate program are prepared to:
Demonstrate the appropriate culinary skills necessary for a variety of professional settings.
Interpret how various cultural differences impact the culinary industry from a local, regional, national and international perspective.
Work in teams to recognize the meaning of mutual responsibility, and prepare to join the diverse workforce of the culinary industry.