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Build Your Future

Build Your Future
Sheridan Technical College
Build Your Future
5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Program Contact Paul Askin
Phone 754-321-5429

The school of culinary arts at Sheridan Technical
College provides students with Intellectual
Disabilities the practical training necessary to
obtain employment in the culinary industry.
Areas covered through the coursework:
-Garde Manger (Cold Foods)
-Hot Foods
-Sanitation & Safety
-Supervision & Management
-Controlling foodservice costs
-Nutrition Principles
-Human Relations Management
-Menu Planning
-Purchasing & Receiving
-Catering & Beverage Service
-Dining Room Service
-Equipment Management
-Fruit, Vegetable & Salad Preparation
-International & Classical Cuisine
-Bakery and Dessert Preparation
-Communication Skills
-Employability Skills
-Volume Foods
-Controlling Food Service Costs

The Build Your Future Program offers students
assistance outside the culinary classroom with
-Soft skills necessary to support employment in
the culinary industry.
-Job Interview skills
-opportunities to understand how their
disability affects their learning style so they have
the knowledge to advocate for themselves
throughout their lives.
-Student specific study habits to support their
lifelong learning

Program information submitted: March 29, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
School district or agency partner: School Board of Broward County
Contact person: Christy Bradford
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: June (for August admission), September (for January admission), February (for June admission)
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 & up
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 0.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 0.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: The Build Your Future program began in January 2021.
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5776.93
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $18363.90
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Scholarships
Scholarships available: Students interested in applying for placement in the Build Your Future program, a CTP, will apply for scholarship.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: Students enrolled in Culinary and the Build Your Future Program simultaneously will be in class along side of their neuro-typical peers, will be expected to pass and complete all culinary assignments and tests.
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Industry Certification in Culinary Arts and ServSafe certification
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • None
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials: Students are provided instruction on job interview and soft skills to support their desire to become employed in industry
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time