Professional Culinary Arts

Department of Culinary Arts and Hospitality


The purpose of the Culinary Arts program is to prepare a student for employment in the Commercial Foods and Hospitality industries. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Professional Culinary Arts certificate.


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1,200 hours approximately one year (36 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $6,546.50, plus books and fees (PDF)

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

MTC Main Campus

Tuition is approximately $5,840, plus books and fees (PDF)

Program Highlights


Vary, ranging from:

$30,520 to $87,730*

*Based on local industry information.


  • Mojo’s Bar & Grill
  • Cheney Brothers, Inc.
  • NU Vista Foods
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Bridgewater Park Assisted Living
  • Eaton’s Beach
  • Big Lee’s BBQ
  • Symmetry Coffee & Crepes

What You Will Learn

Culinary Arts Master Plan of Instruction (PDF – opens in a new window)

  • Basic Culinary knowledge
  • Food science
  • Nutrition
  • Supervision
  • Sanitation
  • Kitchen safety procedures

    • Advanced preparatory skills
    • Food identification, selection, purchasing, storing, and inventory
    • Breads, pastries, soups, sauces, salads, entrees, and plating techniques


  • OSHA Certificate
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Certification
  • First Aid and HIV Awareness Certificates
  • CPR Certification


  • Restaurants
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Entrepreneur

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Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application –
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)