Business Education: Culinary Arts

@ Kauai Community College


The Certificate of Competence (CO) in Culinary Arts--Food Prep requires 9 credits and prepares students for entry-level positions in the food service industry. Students are able to demonstrate competency in basic food preparation, sanitation, and safety and customer service. Completion of this certificate does not assure entry into the Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree cycle.

The Kaua‘i Community College Career Ladder Culinary Arts program is designed to provide technical knowledge and basic skills training for students choosing to enter the culinary field, as well as upgrade skills of those already employed in the food service industry. “Hands-on” laboratory training reinforces theoretical knowledge and prepares graduates for positions in professional food service careers. With job experience, graduates of the Culinary Arts program may advance to positions such as chefs, kitchen managers, and restaurant managers.

Successful completion of the 16 credit Certificate of Competence in Culinary Arts (CO) allows students to continue to the Certificates of Achievement (CA) and/or to the AAS degree program. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for the American Culinary Federation “Certified Culinarian” certificate.

Credentials Available

CA - Certificate of Aptitude/Achievement
CC - Certificate of Completion/Competence
AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Cost of Program

$126 per credit for Fall/Spring; $248 per credit for Summer   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks

Not provided

Total Hours

Not provided

Program Categories

"Green" program?


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About This Provider

Kauai Community College

Offering training in Kaua'i County
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Description of School

It is an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. OCET is committed to providing professional development and personal enrichment classes.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Financial Aid Options

Yes, Kauai Community College has a financial aid department.


This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.


This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Office of Continuing Education and Training

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

(808) 245-8318

(808) 245-8271



ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: January 1, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2017