The FastTrack Apprenticeship Program – Culinary Track gives employees an opportunity to grow within their position, and with each step, you’ll gain more expertise and earning potential. When all courses in the Culinary Track are completed, you will have earned two nationally recognized certifications!
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You must be in an active role at a Trilogy campus as a Dietary Aide, Cook, or other non-certified position for at least 3 days prior to enrolling in the Apprenticeship Program.
Click the accordion below to see a breakdown of coursework for each level. Then sign up, and get on the fast track to the career of your dreams today!
Step 1: Culinary 101 & 102
Required Coursework for Culinary 101
Unit 1: Culinary Foundations Level 1 Overview
Unit 2: Knives, Knife Cuts & Knife Sharpening
Unit 3: Food & Kitchen Safety
Unit 4: Dry-Heat Cooking Methods
Unit 5: Moist- Heat Cooking Methods
Total time: 25 Hours
Required Coursework for Culinary 102
Unit 6: How to Make Stock
Unit 7: Seasoning
Unit 8: Plating
Unit 9: Nutrition In the Kitchen
Unit 10: Culinary Foundations Level 1 Assessment
Level 1 Competency Checklist
Total time: 16.5 Hours
Enroll in the Apprenticeship Program and complete coursework for Culinary 101. Once complete, you will see a pay increase of $0.25 per hour.
Complete coursework for Culinary 102 and complete Competency Checklist.. Once complete, you will see a pay increase of $0.25 per hour.
Please note that at this point, you will have earned one nationally recognized certification. You will now wait 30 days before you can begin to pursue Culinary 201 and 202.
Step 2: Culinary 201 & 202
Required Coursework for Culinary 201
Unit 1: Culinary Foundations Level 2 Overview
Unit 2: Salads & Vinaigrettes
Unit 3: Vegetables
Unit 4: Eggs
Unit 5: Soups
Unit 6: Sauces
Unit 7: Rice & Grains
Unit 8: Legumes
Total time: 38.5 Hours
Required Coursework for Culinary 202
Unit 9: Pasta
Unit 10: Meat
Unit 11: Poultry
Unit 12: Fish
Unit 13: Baking Basics & Breads
Unit 14: Pastry Basics
Unit 15: Chocolate
Unit 16: Culinary Foundations Level 2 Assessment
Level 2 Competency Checklist
Total Time: 35 Hours
Complete coursework for Culinary 201. Once complete, you will see a pay increase of $0.50 per hour.
Complete coursework for Culinary 202 and complete Competency Checklist. Once complete, you will see a pay increase of $0.50 per hour.
Please note that at this point, you will have earned two nationally recognized certifications.
By completing the Culinary Apprenticeship Program at Jefferson Community College you can earn 22 hours of college credit.
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