Food Science Fundamentals Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education

Financial Aid Eligible

The Food Science Fundamentals Certificate is designed for students who are interested in working as an assistant in the following field: food research and development, food product development, recipe development, food quality assurance, sensory, or flavor chemistry. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 24 units.

Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: (24 units)
HRC 100 CNutrition3
or HRC 100HC Honors Nutrition
HRC 105 CCareers Dietetics and Food Sci2
HRC 120 CSanitation and Safety2
HRC 135 CCulinary Fundamentals I3
HRC 136 CBaking Fundamentals I3
HRC 145 CThe Art of Garde Manger3
HRC 155 CFood Science3
CHEM 107 CPreparation for General Chem5
Total Units24

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Acquire the necessary skills for hospitality and culinary arts employment to include demonstrated ability in effective communications, key performance metrics, ethical and critical thinking, applied leadership and global perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on managing a diverse workforce and guest populations.

OUTCOME 2: Demonstrate competencies and techniques required for culinary and hospitality management to include sanitation and safety, nutrition, and food, beverage and lodging operations.

OUTCOME 3: Enhance student career and educational opportunities within the hospitality and culinary arts.