The programs of study in this career cluster include Barbering, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and ProStart offer a variety of pathway options. Each program includes opportunities for students to earn industry certifications and/or licensure with an added value of articulated college credits. Students participating in these programs are actively engaged in real-world experiences through internships and mentoring opportunities. These experiences allow students to apply classroom instruction in meaningful ways giving them a head start to viable careers.
Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Prince George’s Community College - Articulated Credit upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts or ProStart Programs, students may be eligible to earn credit for the following courses:
Stratford University - A student who successfully completes courses listed below will be granted advanced credit for CUL 111 Culinary Theory & Sanitation (4.5 Credits), CUL 121 Kitchen Fundamentals (4.5 Credits), CUL 160 Fundamentals of Baking (4.5 Credits), HOS Hospitality Supervision (4.5 Credits):
ProStart pathway including: Food Service Professional 1 (1 Credit), Food Service Professional II (1 Credit), Food Service Professional (400 Hour Internship)
1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures