Program Overview

The Hospitality Industry is one of the nation’s largest employers offering many different employment opportunities; from restaurants to cruise ships, the possibilities are endless. Tri County Tech’s Culinary Arts students are prepared through classroom experience, hands-on training, and the student-operated Osage Room Buffets. Students also learn by preparing meals daily for the Osage Market – the campus snack bar. The Culinary Arts program not only teaches the techniques needed, but gives the student a realistic work environment to apply the skills learned in the classroom. Students rotate through the following stations: Bakery, Hot Food Prep, Poultry and Cold Foods, Grill and Cashier, Steward Catering, and Dish Room.

Career Opportunities

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Line Cook
  • Personal Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef-Instructor
  • Baker
  • Entrepreneur

 Competency Certifications

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Cold Food/Prep Cook
  • Hot Food Cook
  • Bakery Cook
  • Server
  • Cashier
  • Manager

Student Organization


Helpful Attributes & Abilities

  • Suggested grade levels before entering program: Math and Reading – 9.0
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability
  • Teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Program Length

Culinary Arts Diploma (HS or Adult) – 960 hours


Monday through Friday classes. Full or Half day scheduling available.

Who Can Enroll

High School juniors or seniors and adults

How To Enroll

High school students contact Matthew Songer, Marketing Specialist, at 918.331.3333 or
Adult students contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or

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