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Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality (non-accredited)

About Our Program:

The content includes but is not limited to preparation, presentation, and serving of a wide variety of foods; leadership, communication skills, employability skills, and safe/efficient work practices are also covered.  This coursework prepares students for employment in the food service/hospitality industry. 

Program Structure:

This program consists of 1200 hours and is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational Completion Points (OCPs), as illustrated below:


Food Preparation

300 Hours


Cook – Restaurant

300 Hours


Chef/Head Cook

300 Hours


Food Service Management

300 Hours

Program Cost & Fees:

  • Program Cost 750 Hours @ $2.56 per hour
  • Out of State Residents @ $10.25 per hour
  • Student ID: $5.00
  • Application: $15.00
  • Material: $15.00
  • Student must purchase books, kits, and/or uniforms if applicable, prices will vary
  • Program cost and fees are subject to change

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.


The following grading scale will apply to all courses within the program: 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, 0-59=F

Financial Aid Available (for students who qualify):

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. A one-year Florida residence is required. For additional information, please see the Financial Aid Officer in the school main office.

Attendance Policy

Students must attend classes regularly to be able to complete the study program successfully. Attendance is strictly supervised.

Student Code of Conduct

Consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other illegal substances is prohibited. Offensive, abusive or profane language will not be accepted in school or during school activities. Violators of this code could be excluded from classes or from school. Robbery, property damage, assault and/or threats to others are a violation of the law. Students involved in this behavior could be referred to pertinent authorities. Criminal aggression and other serious offenses will be referred to police authorities. See Student Code of Conduct Manual of the Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the school webpage.

Student Services

Students who qualify as residents of the State of Florida must be able to show one of the following documents:

  • Valid Florida ID or Driver’s License
  • Declaration of Domicile certified by the court
  • A utility bill with the legal name of the interested party as addressee
  • A certified letter received by the school from an agency confirming the student resides in the State of Florida.

The SAVES program offers services to refugees and people with asylum status (all nationalities), and parolees (Cubans and Haitians only). The eligible students may receive free books, free English and technical career classes.

Classes are offered at:

South Dade Technical College
28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue
Leisure City, FL 33033
(305) 247-7839

Class Hours:
Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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