Culinary Arts Certificate

NTU Campus Will Be Closed on August 21, 2017

Navajo Technical University will observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse and has authorize all NTU personnel eight (8) hours of administrative leave on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition, NTU students/faculty will be granted leave and will be scheduled to make up their class instruction hours on the following Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Culinary Arts Certificate


The Culinary Arts program (formally Professional Cooking) provides students with the basic knowledge needed for entry into the professional food industry. Instruction focuses on a maximum hands-on experience, as well as theory and safety. Students will be involved in all aspects of meal preparation for the staff, students, and community.

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Culinary Arts Requirements (44 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCredits
ENG-105   Applied Technical Writing 3
MTH-113   Technical Mathematics II 3
NAV-XXX   Diné Studies Course 3
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
Culinary Arts Core Courses 
Semester ONECredits
CUL-103   Food Safety and Sanitation 3
CKG-101   Professional Cooking I 8
CUL-201   Serv-Safe 3
CUL-105   Nutrition 3
Semester TWO 
CKG-111   Professional Cooking II 8
BKG-109   Professional Baking Basics 3
CKG-112   Professional Internship 3
CUL-207   Management and Supervision 3
Total Required Credit Hours44


Program Advisors
Robert Witte, Master Technical Instructor / Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Food Services Coordinator
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Phone: 505.906.5113

Certified Execute Chef, American Culinary Federation
Certified Member, American Culinary Federation Diploma, American Culinary Federation
Certificates-Nutrition, Supervision Mgt, Safety & Sanitation, American Academy
Certified in ServSafe Food Safety
Certificate, Culinary Arts, Naval Service School


Brian Tatsukawa, Assistant Master Technical Instructor of Culinary Arts
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Phone: 505.906.5141

A.O.S., Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, Scottsdale
Certified ServSafe Food Safety Proctor


Welcome to Navajo Technical University. Navajo Tech is committed to offering quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees, and community education in student oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Dine Philosophy of Education. Our primary campus is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico; two Arizona instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos are growing rapidly!