Culinary Arts

Culinarian - Certificate

If you enjoy working with food, HCTC’s Culinarian Certificate program will prepare you for a challenging career in all facets of the hospitality industry. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye. Culinarians must have a knowledge of the science of food, as well as an understanding of diet and nutrition.

For more information, contact:

Thomas Mullally (843) 349-5295

Credit Requirements: 21 semester credit hours | See Program Requirements»

Career Outlook

Skilled cooks with an eye for aesthetics are in high demand these days.  Discriminating diners enjoy food that looks as good as it tastes and it must be nutritious, too.  HGTC's Culinarian Certificate graduates will find employment in the following areas: 

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Cruise ships

For more information about gainful employment, visit:

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development  resources.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CUL 101 Food Principles 3
CUL 155 Sanitation 3
Second Semester - Spring    
CUL 103 Nutrition 3
CUL 110 Food Production Management 3
Third Semester - Fall
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
CUL 201 A La Carte I 3