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Basic Preparation of Food BFP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 9 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

This short-term certificate focuses on sanitation, knife skills, sauce making, food grade commercial equipment, and butchery.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform basic fabrication tasks with meat, poultry, seafood and variety meats.
  • Demonstrate knife skills, hand tool and equipment operation, emphasizing proper safety techniques.
  • Prepare the five Mother Sauces.
  • Identify and use utensils, pots and pans and demonstrate safe practices using stoves, mixers, ovens, etc.

Career Opportunities

This certificate provides career opportunities in the businesses of Food Trucks, Restaurants, College & University Food outlets, as well as Hospital Food outlets, Grocery Stores, etc., and the opportunity to be self-employed.


There are no articulation agreements at this time. However, Columbus State and Cincinnati State are accredited by the American Culinary Federation and we accept each others credits.


American Culinary Federation Culinarian Certification (will need additional coursework)
Sanitation and Safety (Servsafe), through the National Restaurant Association Educational Institute
Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist through Sinclair College


Course Title Credits
HMT 1101 Basic Culinary Skills 2
HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry 2
HMT 1107 Sanitation & Safety 2
HMT 2201 Food Service Equipment, Design & Maintenance 2
HMT 2207 Butchery & Fish Management 1
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Basic Preparation of Food short-term certificate is embedded within the CAO.S.AAS degree which is accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.