Culinary Arts

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SouthwestTech_Icon_CulinaryDo you love to cook? Want to master the basics and then some? Southwest Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program tantalizes the taste buds. This hands-on program prepares confident students for the fast-paced world of fine dining. Course objectives focus on the development of fundamental cooking skills and techniques while preparing you for a variety of positions in the culinary arts related field.
Cost: $4,810.70
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 17 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

Program Outcome:

  • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

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High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


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“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.”

James Bowman

Culinary Arts Graduate

Program Videos

Student Highlight – Julie Varela

Student Highlight – James Bowman

Student Highlight – Daniel Ortega

Culinary Arts Program

Introduction – Leslie Clark

Gregory Tucker

Joshua Buttrey

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:

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