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Culinary Assistant Training Program

Culinary Assistant Training Program
Portland Community College
Culinary Assistant Training Program
12000 SW 49th Avenue
SY- SS 201
Portland, OR 97219
Program Contact Chris Brady, MA
Email christopher.brady@pcc.edu
Phone 971.722.4305
Website http://www.pcc.edu/programs/culinary-assistant/

The Culinary Assistant Program is a unique, accredited, three-term certificate program specifically designed to educate and train individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and/or other various disabilities.  The program helps students gain the skills necessary to obtain employment in a large scale cafeteria setting. The program also focuses on the acquisition of work habits and behaviors necessary to maintain competitive employment.  Please note that we list costs  for the entire one year program, which is currently $4,113.  The cost per term is $1,371.

   

 

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 14
Requirements
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18 or older
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Specific Learning Disability, Communication Disorder, and other disabilities that can impact a student academically.
Program length: 1 year
Cost
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • - Education funds from Native American Organizations and Veterans Administration. - Oregon Promise Grant
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students can enroll in the 3-term Culinary Assistant Program in any fall, winter or spring term of a school year. HR 107 is for first-term students in the program. 

HR 107: Students receive 25 hours per week of hands-on training in the PCC food-services cafeteria.  They train with food-service staff in different cafeteria work areas. Program coordinator selects one or more job-training areas out of the following choices:

  • Food preparation (hot food, salad, bakery, sandwich, pizza, wraps, bento/Asian food, and sushi).
  • Food packaging and labeling (sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and vegetable dishes)
  • Serving of food.
  • Shipping and receiving, & store-keeping.
  • Food, drink, and paper product stocking
  • Dish-washing and quality control of equipment and utensils.

Students spend five hours per week in classroom activities around independent living skills, food and work safety, and soft skills necessary for employment.  This course includes role-playing, lectures, videos, small & large group discussions, and hands-on activities.  

 

HR 108 is for second-term students in the Culinary Assistant Program. It is a progressive course that builds on the skills and knowledge that students have acquired from HR 107. Students receive 25 hours per week of hands-on training in the PCC food-services cafeteria.  They train with food-service staff in different cafeteria work areas. Program coordinator selects one or more job-training areas out of the following choices:

  • Food preparation (hot food, salad, bakery, sandwich, pizza, wraps, bento/Asian food, and sushi).
  • Food packaging and labeling (sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and vegetable dishes)
  • Serving of food.
  • Shipping and receiving, & store-keeping.
  • Food, drink, and paper product stocking
  • Dish-washing and quality control of equipment and utensils.

Students spend five hours per week in classroom activities around time management, listening skills (including accepting constructive criticism), common workplace communication, business etiquette, and resolving workplace conflict, and goal setting.  This course includes role-playing, lectures, videos, small & large group discussions, and hands-on activities.  

 

HR 109 is for third-term students in the Culinary Assistant Program. It is a progressive course that builds on the skills and knowledge that students have acquired from HR 107 and HR 108.  

Students receive 25 hours per week of hands-on training in the PCC food-services cafeteria.  They train with food-service staff in different cafeteria work areas. Program coordinator selects one or more job-training areas out of the following choices:

  • Food preparation (hot food, salad, bakery, sandwich, pizza, wraps, bento/Asian food, and sushi).
  • Food packaging and labeling (sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and vegetable dishes)
  • Serving of food.
  • Shipping and receiving, & store-keeping.
  • Food, drink, and paper product stocking
  • Dish-washing and quality control of equipment and utensils.

Students spend five hours per week in classroom activities around budgeting, preparing pre-employment material (resume, cover letter, letters of recommendations, filling out application), and interviewing skills.  This course includes role-playing, lectures, videos, small & large group discussions, and hands-on activities.  

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Culinary Assistate Training Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 75%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Culinary Assistant Training Certificate - Helps students gain the skills to obtain employment in a large scale cafeteria setting.    

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students in the Culinary a Assistant Program are students of Portland Community College and can join any social activities and clubs available to students.

Last updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 13:37