Community college certification
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
A Chef Apprenticeship Program Certificate allows students to use their creativity and business acumen to solve problems and please customers in careers such as Executive Chefs, Banquet Chef, Restaurant owner or culinary entrepreneur, food writer/photographer, culinary educator, Corporate or research chef. Students will demonstrate and present their skills in Professional cooking and food preparation including Garde-manger (cold-food preparation), baking and pastry, butchering and regional cuisines. Students will participate in Supervisory management, sanitation and kitchen design/engineering, nutrition and meal planning, cost accounting and business mathematics, seminars in purchasing and menu design planning. Throughout this time students gain a comprehensive business management foundation for preparing food, meeting customer needs, and running a kitchen.
During the final semester, the student will qualify to sit for the ACF exam to be certified Culinarian or Certified Sous Chef. ACF Written and Practical Exam could be administered at JCCC or BCC.
*HMGT practicum courses are offered by Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and completed at Butler locations. Students will enroll in HMGT practicum courses with JCCC. Upon successful completion of the HMGT courses, students will send official JCCC transcripts to Butler Community College to complete certificate requirements.
Upon completion of these courses and 2000 hours working under an ACF qualified supervising chef, apprentice will qualify to test for the Certified Culinarian Certification.
WIOA Approved Program
1744 N. Andover Rd, Andover, Kansas
4 - Workforce Investment Area IV
Name of Credential
American Culinary Federation (ACF)
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Grants, loans, scholarships, student employment
Refer to catalog or Admissions
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - ACF
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$3,062.50 Tuition and fees
$50.00 Minimum technology access charge (begins FA21). Check tuition/fee schedule for more information.
$4,562.50 Tuition and fees
$15.00 Per semester
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$120.00 Estimate: Uniform/supplies
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost