Catering Certificate | Western Technical College

Catering Certificate


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Not Financial Aid Eligible

There are many career paths to take in the food industry, and obtaining Catering Certification will help create even more opportunities for you. Covered are basic culinary and management skills that are at the heart of any successful catering business. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll gain insight into the field by working at a variety of catering functions, and you can intern at a food service facility to apply what you have learned.

Credits earned may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Management. Additional requirements for certification include competency in Principles of Food Science and a minimum of 1,000 hours experience in food service.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Catering Certificate

This program will cost about $3,400* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Caterer's Assistant
Food Server
Kitchen Staff
Catering Team Member

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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