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Culinary Arts



This competency-based course provides entry-level and intermediate training to enable a graduate to qualify as a catering assistant, institutional and restaurant apprentice cook,
and other positions that require first-hand knowledge and experience in food service. Students are exposed to “prep” cooking, presentation, and storage in various food categories, with hands on procedures and classroom theory. The competencies in this course outline are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.


    1. Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. 
    2. Completion of the CTE STEP Course
      • CTE STEP = Career & Technical Education Student Tools for Educational Pathways

      • This brief, non-optional, orientation course provides new students with the tools needed to make the most of their WVOC courses.

  • OTHER COSTS: All costs for books, materials, and supplies are paid by the student. See notes below.

IN-PERSON        M-Th    6:15 PM - 9:00 PM   10/10/2022 - 01/19/2023


  • Separate costs (books, exams, supplies, preparation, certifications and/or licenses provided by outside vendors, etc.) may be incurred. These are not part of tuition and must be paid by the student.
  • Once a Certificate of Completion is earned in a course, that course cannot be repeated.