The Food Preparation certificate emphasizes the fundamental techniques of sanitation, food preparation, and production skills. This certificate prepares you for entry-level positions in the industry. Upon completion of this program you will receive a Serve Safe Certification.

To register or if you have questions:

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $2,304.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,316.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Food Preparation | Cert

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
HCM 100 Sanitation and Safety 2
HCM 188 Knife Skills 2
HCM 252 Stocks and Sauces 2
HCM 270 Garde Manger 2
HCM 287 Ingredient Identification 2
HCM 410 Culinary Seminar I 1

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Chef Brett McCarthy
Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
712.274.8733 Ext. 1235
Sioux City Campus, Room D214
Chef Michael Gasaway
Culinary Arts Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 2218
Sioux City Campus, Room D314
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
712.274.8733 Ext. 3217
Sioux City Campus, Room B107