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Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management Certificate Culinary Arts Total Units: 18
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management Certificate of Achievement program is designed to train individuals in all aspects of restaurant management. Successful students will be prepared to work in a variety of managerial roles in restaurants, hotels, catering companies and other similar food service businesses.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Employ proper restaurant operations procedures to ensure compliance with safety and sanitation regulations;
  2. Use basic math skills to accomplish cash management, labor, and food and beverage costing;
  3. Develop employee professionalism in a restaurant setting;
  4. Implement industry-standard human resource practices conforming to federal and state wage and labor laws;
  5. Employ industry standards relating to service, sales, and alcoholic beverage service;
  6. Apply human resource principles to manage a restaurant staff; and
  7. Employ the diversity of cultural influences and values related to a professional culinary environment.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management Certificate program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management Requirements

Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management Requirements - complete 18.00 units
CUL 230Introduction to Culinary Arts1.50
CUL 255.2Careers in the Food and Beverage Industry1.00
CUL 256Restaurant Dining Room Service3.00
CUL 256.3Introduction to Front House Operations1.00
CUL 256.8Beverage Management1.50
CUL 256.10Restaurant Operations3.00
CUL 256.11Wine and Food Pairing1.50
CUL 256.12Restaurant Wine Service1.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.50 units from the following:
BGN 81Practical Business Math Skills3.00
BMG 61Skills for Managers1.50
CUL 99ICulinary Arts Internship0.50-8.00
CUL 251ACulinary Fundamentals 13.00
CUL 254Introduction to Baking and Pastry3.50
CUL 254.4Purchasing and Bakeshop Management1.00
HOSP 53Customer Service1.50
HOSP 54Customer Relations for the Hospitality Industry1.50
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2023
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2021
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2020
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2019
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2018
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2017
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2016
Culinary Arts: Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2014
Restaurant Management - effective Summer 2012
Restaurant Management - effective Fall 2007

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


If CUL 99I is selected as an elective, it should be completed for 1 unit.

The Culinary Arts Program has five certificates and two A.A. degrees with classes in 8-week blocks. Before enrolling, please contact Department Chair Betsy Fischer (contact info below) to help with scheduling decisions. Phone number is also text number.

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(707) 577-8358
Culinary Arts