Program Overview

Available at all Campuses | Sylvania ST 3 | Program Coordinator: Chris Brady, M.A. | 971-722-4305 | FAX: 971-722-4883

Student Outcomes

Culinary Assistant Students

Students who successfully complete the program should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the specific job-related knowledge they learned, such as food safety, on-the-job safety, teamwork and following directions.
  • Demonstrate job success and “soft” skills such as professionalism, positive attitude, good work ethic and appropriate workplace behavior.
  • Use the learned skills to improve employability and retain employment after they are hired.

Program Requirements

Students can start the program in fall, winter or spring term. Training is available at four PCC locations: Sylvania Campus, Rock Creek Campus, Cascade Campus and Southeast Campus. To be accepted into the program, students must first schedule an interview with the program coordinator. Contact Chris Brady at 971-722-4305 for more information.

No placement tests are necessary, but students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a documented disability.
  • Have a genuine interest in working with food or custodial jobs.
  • Have determination to learn and improve.
  • Be able to work at least semi-independently throughout the day.

Course of Study

Gainful Employment Disclosure

What Educators are Saying...

"PCC’s Culinary Assistant program is so valuable for students with disabilities to gain not only knowledge in the culinary field, but also those basic skills that are needed to be able to get and keep any job. Students who complete this program have a substantial advantage for successful employment."

- Dora Saidler, Transition Specialist, Forest Grove School District