Culinary Arts II Proficiency Certificate


The growing hospitality industry in the city and the region is in need of qualified culinarians. This set of five intermediate and advanced courses is designed for the individual seeking to acquire advanced culinary skills for possible employment within the food service industry as a front-line manager. When completed, the courses earn a Proficiency Certificate and may be applied as stackable credits to the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science Degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Culinary Arts II, students will be able to:  

  • Use professional written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively in food service operations.
  • Identify organizational structures and basic functions of departments within hospitality and food service environments.
  • Develop skills in knife, tool, and equipment handling and apply principles of food preparation to produce a variety of food products. 
  • Operate and care for equipment safely and correctly.
  • Apply the basic principles of sanitation and safety in food service operations.
  • Use critical thinking skills to assess and correct problems within food preparation, production, presentation, and service.


Program Entry Requirements:

Students need to have completed the Culinary Arts I Proficiency Certificate as a pre-requisite for entering the Culinary Arts II Proficiency Certificate program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed.

Course Sequence:

Course NumberPrerequisitesCredits
CULA 210 - American CuisineCULA 151CULA 1714 credits
CULA 211 - International Cuisine 4 credits
CULA 161 - Food Service Safety & Sanitation 2 credits
CULA 220 - Culinary Arts Work Experience ICULA 1714 credits
CULA 271 - Food & Beverage Revenue ManagementCULA 210 and CULA 2113 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room P2-13, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 496-6126; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.