PC51 Prep Cook, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Program Description

The Prep Cook Technical Certificate of Credit provides skills for entry into the food services preparation area as a prep cook. Topics include: food services history, safety and sanitation, purchasing and food control, nutrition and menu development and design, along with the principles of cooking.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required
  • Meet assessment requirements
  • Student must have the ability to lift 25 lbs., to do prolonged standing, and to tolerate heat.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Patrick Boutier, B.S., Program Coordinator

Email: Patrick.Boutier@sctech.edu 

Phone: (770) 228-7296 


Program Courses


CUUL 1000Fundamentals of Culinary Arts


CUUL 1110Culinary Safety and Sanitation


Note: CUUL 1000 and CUUL 1110 require a final grade of a C to advance into any other CUUL occupational courses.

Cooking Option

CUUL 1120Principles of Cooking



CUUL 1122Foundations of Cooking Principles



CUUL 1124Foundations of Cooking Techniques


Total Credit Hours:6

CUUL 1122, CUUL 1124: Only applies to dual-enrolled students.