Technical Diploma│1 Year│35 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid
The Culinary Assistant diploma at MPTC sets students up to be successful in any food preparation environment.
Students in the Culinary Assistant courses gain hands-on culinary skills in a professional lab, with instructors who work in the culinary field.
Graduates are trained in a broad range of cooking techniques and preparation methods, incorporating safety and sanitation guidelines while using wholesome ingredients to create nutritious meals.
Culinary Assistant diploma credits transfer directly into Moraine Park’s Culinary Arts associate degree.
Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:
- Institutional Cook
- Restaurant Host/Hostess
- Cook, School Cafeteria
- Cook Apprentice (Hotel/Restaurant)
- Assistant Cook
- Baker/Deli Assistant
- Dietary Aide
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.
Additional Program Costs
Students may need to purchase the required uniform (approximately $150), the required knife kit (approximately $250) and the required wait staff uniform for this program.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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Culinary Assistant Student Voices
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.