Catalog of Courses
Browse below to find courses being taught at EMCC during current and upcoming semesters. Courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on course subject prefix and number. You may click on the subject listings in the left filter menu to narrow results by subject. You may search for current class offerings available for enrollment by clicking on the link under each course. Click here to view the official current and archived book versions of the EMCC Academic Catalog.
Cooking techniques and preparation of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, and dressings. Theory and practice of production of egg, pasta, cheeses, and fruit dishes, canapes and hors d`oeuvre creations. Study of lettuces, fruits, grains, cheeses and dressings as components of salads and sandwiches. Prerequisites: None.
Introductory principles and skills for professional cooking. Introduces organizational structure of kitchen staff in different types of kitchens. Includes basic principles of safety and sanitation, equipment and utensil use, French cooking terms, recipe use, measuring techniques, identification and use of seasoning agents, and basic cooking methods applied to stocks, sauces and soups, vegetables, starches, entrees, and eggs. Emphasis on practical experiences in a commercial kitchen. Prerequisites: None.
Principles and techniques for preparation, storage, and serving of bakery products. Includes breads, cakes, pies, pastry, cookies, fillings, and icings. Emphasis on practical experiences in a commercial bakery. Prerequisites: None.Students must have or obtain a current Maricopa County Arizona Food Handler's Certificate prior to food handling activities to successfully participate in the course. Recommend students complete this prior to the start of the course.
Focuses on the theory and practice of food service safety and sanitation. Emphasis on understanding and applying the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) concept. Reviews legal elements of food service sanitation based on requirements and recommendations of Maricopa County Health Department. Focuses on stewarding as an important kitchen support service with emphasis on appropriate practices and principles of receiving food and product rotation. Prerequisites: None.
Baking principles to include detailed study of ingredients, heat transfer, and recipe conversions. Basic business operations for a retail bakery including bakery product line and floor plan design. Prerequisites: None.
Basic skills necessary to understand and utilize cost controls. Focus on measurements, recipe costing and yield analysis. Application of systems and practices for efficient food purchasing, storage, production, budgeting and inventory. Prerequisites: None.
Advanced principles and techniques in commercial baking and dessert preparation. Focus on fine pastries with European flair and on desserts served in better hotels, restaurants, and resorts. Preparation of macaroons, tarts, puff pastries, specialty cakes, and desserts such as Bavarian creams, mousses, custards, souffles, crepe desserts, and flammeries. Preparation and use of sauces, techniques for using nuts and chocolate, and exploration of new recipes.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CUL113, or permission of Program Director.
The preparation of classical and artisan breads using advanced production techniques and skills. Classic breakfast pastry, with the production of laminated doughs, sweet doughs, and rich yeast doughs to include Danish, croissant, puff pastry, brioche, and other international classics. Completion of edible centerpieces made out of various styles of bread. Prerequisites: None.Students must have or obtain a current Maricopa County Arizona Food Handler`s Certificate prior to food handling activities to successfully participate in the course. Recommend students complete this prior to the start of the course.
Focuses on theory and practice of operating a casual dining room; includes set-up and clean-up, food and beverage service, proper etiquette, point-of-sale operation and presenting guest checks. Emphasis on service techniques, including buffet and banquet set-ups, and customer accommodations. Prerequisites: None.
Gourmet international food preparation applied to restaurants. Review principles of sanitation and safety. Explores history and customs, serving styles, and preparation techniques of foods unique to selected international cultures. Emphasis on practical cooking experiences in a restaurant kitchen. Cultures to include, but not limited to: Italian, German, Oriental, Middle Eastern, and Spanish.Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CUL105, or permission of Program Director.
American regional food preparation applied to restaurants. Review principles of sanitation and safety. Explores history and customs, serving styles, and preparation techniques of foods unique to selected American regions. Emphasis on practical cooking experiences in a restaurant setting. American regions to include, but not limited to: Southern, Cajun/Creole, New England, Mid-West, and Pacific Coast.Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CUL105, or permission of Program Director.
Principles of French cooking applied to restaurant kitchens. Includes review of safety and sanitation principles, orientation to French culture, use of French terms and recipes, and reading French menus. Emphasis on practical experiences in preparing French meals in a restaurant kitchen. Introduces preparation of appetizers, hors d'oeurves, charcuterie items, pastries, and desserts.Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CUL105, or permission of Program Director.
Focuses on the basic steps of the catering process in a commercial food setting. Includes an overview of safety and sanitation principles. Emphasizes practical experiences in booking and record keeping, function planning, ordering, production, and service set-up and breakdown for both in-house and off-premise catered events.Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CUL105, or permission of Program Director.
Basic and advanced execution for special occasion, wedding, and groom's cakes to include initial design work, baking, icing, and advanced finishing techniques to include the use of fondant and gum paste. Enhancement of cakes to include basic sugar, pastillage, and chocolate decoration.Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CUL113 or permission of Program Director.
Administrative procedures and personnel relationships: Management of materials costs, record keeping and legal aspects of food and beverage service operations. Prerequisites: None.
Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.