Intermediate Culinary Arts Certificate of Achievement

The Intermediate Culinary Arts Certificate of Achievement program at College of the Desert provides training for careers as first-line supervisors in the food service and lodging industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s job market. This program emphasizes intermediate-level skills in cooking and baking, Garde Manger banquet preparation, and hotel and restaurant operations including food procurement and menu planning.  

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
CART 020Introduction to Baking3
CART 040Culinary Fundamentals3
CART 060Sanitation and Safety2
BUHM 050Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
BUMA 001Principles of Management3
HS 013General Nutrition3
Electives
Select 9 units from the following
BUHM 063Hotel & Restaurant Operations3
BUMA 010Introduction to Business3
BUMA 027Marketing3
BUMA 028Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
BUMA 029Retail Merchandise Management3
CART 002Kitchen Basics0.5
CART 010Food Procurement & Cost Control3
CART 011Menu Planning3
CART 021Intermediate Baking3
CART 030Whole Food Natural Cooking4
CART 042Catering and Production Cooking3
CART 043Hors d'oeuvres & Appetizers2
CART 044Charcuterie2
CART 045Deli2.5
CART 046Breakfast Cookery1.5
CART 064Flavors and Aromatics2
CART 073Culture and Cuisine2
CART 074Advanced Cooking2
CART 095ACulinary Arts Work Experience1-8
HS 014Principles of Food3
CERTIFICATE TOTAL26