Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Culinary Arts Certificate


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The Culinary Arts Certificate at Metropolitan State University of Denver provides advanced knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to succeed personally and professionally in the kitchen. Whether your passion is the science and production of foods or the business and hospitality side of the food service industry, obtaining your certificate in Culinary Arts will give you a great advantage in all aspects of food service, from healthcare to hotels and everything in between. Earning the certificate requires completing 18 credit hours in specific classes.

Students must be accepted to the University and take courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request that courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking students and to non-degree seeking students. To be awarded the program certificate, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Review the certificate program plan with an advisor prior to or after enrollment.
  • Earn at least a "C" or better in each of the certificate courses.
  • Earn a minimum of 60% of required courses at MSU Denver.

Advising and Contact Information

Individuals interested in this certificate program should contact the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events at 303-615-1616 to schedule an appointment for an advising session with the lead of the Restaurant Management Program.

Required Courses


18 credits total are required to achieve this certificate.


In earning the Culinary Arts Certificate, the student will be given the skills to take the American Culinary Federation's Certified Sous Chef Examination.

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