Culinary Arts

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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: $4,377.00
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: 28 Credit 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

Admissions Requirement: CASAS Assessment or equivalent. Click here for more information. To schedule your CASAS Assessment, click here


Program Outcome:

  • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Utah Job Outlook and Job Requirements:

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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)


Graduation Rate (2022)


Graduate Placement Rate (2022)

“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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