Food Preparation | Cert
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes

The Food Preparation certificate is designed to highlight essential skills in sanitation, food preparation, and production. This program focuses on fundamental techniques crucial for success in the culinary industry, preparing individuals for entry-level positions. Upon successful completion, participants receive a Serve Safe Certification, enhancing their credentials and ensuring they are well-prepared for roles that demand proficiency in food safety and culinary expertise.

Meet Your Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Required Classes for Food Preparation | Cert

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Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Chef Brett McCarthy
Culinary Arts Program Coordinator
Call  712.317.3150
Sioux City Campus, Room D214
Chef Michael Gasaway
Culinary Arts Instructor
Call  712.317.3200
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $2,626.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,704.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,400.00/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.
** The cost of books varies per program.