Chef's Apprentice Technical Certificate

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They say food is love, but maybe it's the art of creating it that sparks your interest. The Chef's Apprentice Certificate will give you the tools to build the foundation for your career in the culinary arts. You'll learn fundamental skills and food safety guidelines essential for the workplace. With the basics under your belt, you can start your career and/or continue your education by applying the credits you've earned to Seminole State's Associate in Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid


Jan. 3:  Application


Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Chef's Apprentice
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: CHEFAPP-CC
CIP: 0612050302

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2021
Basic principles and practice of food and beverage preparation, service and menu development are covered in this course. Students will complete the National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification for Managers.
This course covers planning and management activities involved in sourcing, procurement, logistics, sustainability, commodities markets and social responsibility related to food products and services.
This course focuses on the different roles of employees from beginning leaders, newly-promoted supervisors or anyone planning a career in the hospitality field. The content considers the viewpoint of all levels associated to create an informed picture of management and supervision in the hospitality industry.
This course is designed as an introductory course focusing on the basic principles of nutrition for non-majors. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthful decisions to support good nutritional status.
Total Credits: 12

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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and payment plans that make sense. And to us, that’s scholarly.

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

Career Opportunities

  • Chef
  • Chef's Apprentice
  • Food Preparation Worker
  • Short Order Cook

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