Foodservice is America’s #1 retail employer. Because we need cheese and chocolate. And people to supply it 24/7.
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Culinary Production Specialist
Program Number: 313162
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
28 Credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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$3,948.00 Tuition
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  • Program Overview

    The Culinary Production Specialist program at Madison College will help you develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in the food-service industry within restaurants, bakeries, catering services, delis, hotels, resorts, healthcare facilities, and schools.  

    Statistics show that the foodservice industry is America’s #1 retail employer. There is an increasing need for well-trained food service personnel for restaurants, catering enterprises, healthcare facilities, and other institutional food service establishments in Wisconsin and throughout the nation.

    Program Details

    Students in the Culinary Production Specialist program can attend full or part-time.

    Culinary Production Specialist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    Careers

    Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Culinary Production Specialist graduates top candidates. Graduates from this one-year technical diploma are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of culinary arts, including:

    • Prep Cooks/Cooks
    • Line Cooks
    • Broiler Chefs or Garde Managers
    • Sous Chefs
    • Executive Chefs or Owner/Operators

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    Second Semester
    Third/Summer Semester
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall 2021 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2020
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
    • GED/HSED score report
    • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

    3. Residency Requirements
    Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for this program. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.

    Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

    Additional Notes

    Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 

    Questions?

    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Culinary Production Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations.
    • Apply basic principles of nutrition.
    • Demonstrate basic culinary skills.
    • Assist in food service management.
    • Plan menus.
    • Explore food service financial information.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 14 24 20
      Number of Surveys Sent 14 24 20
      Number of Surveys Returned 10 10 3
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 7 3 3
      Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 75.0% 100.0%
      Not in Labor Market 3 7 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 42.9% 175.0% 0.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 7 3 2
      Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 100.0% 66.7%
      Employed in Related Occupation 6 2 0
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 85.7% 66.7% 0.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 2
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 14.3% 33.3% 100.0%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 0 0 1
      Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 0.0% 33.3%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 4 3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 7 4 3
      Very Satisfied (4) 5 4 0
      Percent Very Satisfied 71.4% 100.0% 0.0%
      Satisfied (3) 2 0 3
      Percent Satisfied 28.6% 0.0% 100.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 10 3
      Preparation for Getting a Job 2 2 1
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 20.0% 20.0% 33.3%
      Career Change 2 0 0
      Percent Career Change 20.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 1 1 1
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 10.0% 10.0% 33.3%
      Preparation for Further Education 3 6 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 30.0% 60.0% 0.0%
      Personal Interest 2 1 1
      Percent Personal Interest 20.0% 10.0% 33.3%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 7 3 2
      Before Enrollment 1 2 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 14.3% 66.7% 0.0%
      While Attending the College 3 1 1
      Percent While Attending the College 42.9% 33.3% 50.0%
      After Training at the College 3 0 1
      Percent After Training at the College 42.9% 0.0% 50.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 7 3 2
      In College District 7 3 1
      Percent In College District 100.0% 100.0% 50.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 1
      Percent of In Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% 50.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 1
      Average Monthly Wage $1,863 $2,408
      Average Hourly Wage $10.83 $14.00
      Average Work Hours per Week 38.3 50.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3
      Average Hourly Wage $11.58
      Average Work Hours per Week 18.3
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