Gainful Employment Program Disclosure - Food Preparation, Safety and Service

OPEID: 01043901
PROGRAM: Food Preparation, Safety and Service
CIP: 19.0505
PROGRAM LEVEL: Undergraduate Certificate
Downloadable Disclosure (Adobe PDF, requires Adobe Reader)

Occupational Information

O*NET Occupational Profile:
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers

Areas of Employment: This certificate prepares students for food service careers. Those who complete this certificate will be qualified to get a job working in a variety of food service organizations such as restaurants, cafeterias, schools or health care facilities.

Potential Job Titles: Food Service Worker or Representative, Prep Cook, Food Preparer, Nutrition Service Helper

2010-2011 Entire Program Costs

In-State | Out-Of-State | E-Rate Schedule of Fees

  • In-State Tuition And Fees: $3,135
  • Books And Supplies: $833
  • Room and Board: Southwest Does Not Offer On-Campus Housing
  • Loans: Southwest Does Not Participate in Student Loan Programs


  • Program Length: 2 semester(s)
  • Number of Students Completing between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011: 7
  • On Time Completion Rate: 14%

2010 In-Field Job Placement Rate*: N/A

2010 Overall Job Placement Rate*: N/A

* Based on the State of Tennessee job placement rate calculation:

  • Includes graduates from spring, summer, and fall terms within a calendar year surveyed through June 30 of the following year.
  • Students who continued their education, were in the military, not employed due to medical or family reasons, or participating in volunteer work are exempted
  • N/A indicates that there were no graduates to be placed