Certification Programs Are now Available

Cake Decorating and Design Certificate Program

This course is designed to provide students a career as a cake designer/decorator in a variety of food service setting.  Through hands-on baking and pastry chef demonstrations, you will learn the principles and practices of baking and the pastry arts. The curriculum will cover techniques and formulas, food safety and sanitation, desserts and pastries, decorative work, cost controls, and food marketing.  Click here for more information


House Keeping Certificate Program

housekeepingIn response to the area’s growing demand for qualified employees in hotel housekeeping positions, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is launching a new, non-degree Housekeeping Certificate program through its Hospitality Education Department.

The 150-hour program will prepare students for careers as room attendants in the region’s growing hospitality field. During class, students will review customer service; hotel branding; computers; housekeeping skills; green initiatives; how to maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment; and more.

The program is supported by CPCC partner organizations the Charlotte Area Hotel Association (CAHA) and The Westin Charlotte, and networks with the Greater Charlotte Hospitality Employers, ensuring program completers are placed in luxury, Charlotte hotels that provide quality, career hospitality jobs.

To learn more about CPCC’s new Housekeeping Certificate program (HOS 7500), click here or call 704.330.4639.

Medical Nutrition Therapyfood_diary

Content includes the basics of nutrition: food preferences and customs, dietary guidelines, digestion, nutrient needs throughout the life cycle, medical nutrition therapy; nutrition assessment/screening, implementing diet orders and care plans. 64 hours classroom, 50 hours (clinical) preceptor. Hours must be completed by the last day of class. MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS A FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEE IN HEALTHCARE,
CORRECTIONS, OR SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS. CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON 4/13.

To learn more about CPCC’s Dietary Manager’s program (HEA 7318) click here or call 704.330.4639.