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Turn your passion for culinary into a career. A line cook is a great first step. Line cooks are responsible for prepping a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment according to restaurants standardized recipes and specifications. The Lone Star College fast-track non-credit certificate allows students the opportunity to learn health and safety procedures, cooking methods, standard for portion sizes, quality standards, kitchen rules, policies and procedures. The students will learn how to stock and maintaining sufficient levels of food on the line and to follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.

A line cook is also referenced as a "multi-purpose cook" as he or she is expected to delivery on many tasks in the kitchen; line cooks day to day may vary from a specific station or rotating stations. Line cooks are regarded as assistants to the chef. Line cooks work in restaurants, hotels, and other large kitchens. They usually work at a particular station, although they are expected to have knowledge of how to cook at any station in a kitchen.

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For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
DITAC 2103201 Culinary Interpersonal Skills 16
CHEFC 2100501 Sanitation and Safety 48
CHEFC 2100101 Basic Food Preparation 125
CHEFC 2200101 Intermediate Food Preparation 80
Line Cook Certificate Total 272

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Career Options

Entry-Level Wage: $18,3301

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Prep Cook2
  • Line Cook2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $3,433

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.