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In this modern culinary world the basic skills are of the utmost importance as well as a great attitude. The Culinary Arts program will focus on the development of fundamental cooking skills and techniques and will prepare students for working in a variety of industry settings including: Short order cooking, banquet and fine dining, menu planning, food costing, product ordering and receiving, product fabrication, product identification, and many more.
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.
Start Dates: There are four defined start dates throughout the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for the next start date. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.
Program Length: 1030 hours (This program can be completed in approximately 16 months, based on enrollment of 15 hours per week. If possible, students are encouraged to enroll in more hours per week to graduate faster.)
Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building
- Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Utah Job Outlook and Job Requirements:
- Chefs and Head Cooks
- Food Preparation Workers
- Food Service Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
• High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)
• SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)
Graduation Rate (2021)
Graduate Placement Rate (2021)
“We wanted to open a restaurant here in town. To do that I wanted everything to be as good as it can be and the best quality possible. So coming here was a good fit.”
Student Highlight – Julie Varela
Student Highlight – James Bowman
Student Highlight – Daniel Ortega
Culinary Arts Program
Introduction – Leslie Clark
Occupational Advisory Committee
Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:
Southwest Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at council.org.