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Culinary Fundamentals


In Pima’s Culinary Fundamentals Certificate courses, you will learn to solve problems, work as part of a team and communicate effectively. Courses focus on the basics of cold foods, hot foods, baking, nutrition, and safety and sanitation.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CUL courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

 Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Restaurant Cook $24,048
Institution or Cafeteria Cook $24,965
Cook-Restaurant/Short Order $30,703

Academic Options

Gain more culinary skills by completing the Hospitality Leadership AAS degree.

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