The ProStart program offers the following courses:
ProStart I/ProStart II
This course from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Colorado Restaurant Foundation introduces students to a competency-based foodservice & hospitality management curriculum offered to students in grades 10-12. It is a study of culinary arts, restaurant and lodging management, employability skills, and business entrepreneurship coupled with paid mentored work internships in a broad spectrum of industry restaurant, foodservice, and lodging operations. Students who wish to obtain the national ProStart certification must complete a 400 - hour guided internship and pass the exams for both ProStart I & II. Successful participants in the program will have the opportunity to receive college credits, earn industry certifications and credentials, compete in the ProStart Invitational Competitions, and apply for industry scholarships. FCCLA is also an integral part of this course.
Prerequisites: N/A except Grandview High School & Smoky Hill High School students required one year of ProStart from home school. Suggested prerequisite - Culinary Essentials I & II (formerly Foods & Nutrition Gourment Foods)
Length: 1 Year
Credits: 2 Credits (2 CTE)
Dual Enrollment: ProStart I - Metro State University of Denver (RST 1550); ProStart II - Metro State University of Denver (RST 2550), $50 additional fee per Metro State University credit, 6 credits
Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler, Workforce Readiness Certificate, Gold Certified Guest Service Professional, ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (additional certifications available upon request)
ProStart Youth Apprenticeship
This program combines work-based, on-the-job training with relevant technical education in the classroom. Students who participate in this program have the opportunity to earn industry credentials and the possibility of college credit. They also start on a career path that continues after high school graduation – whether that is a continuation of their apprenticeship along with college, college only, apprenticeship only, or other full-time employment. Students also leave the program with employability skills – like leadership, accountability, teamwork and responsibility – that they can take with them to positions in all industries. CCIC students will run the on-site cafe to complete their youth apprenticeship.
Prerequisites: ProStart I and/or ProStart II
Length: 1 Year
Credits: 2 Credits (1.0 CTE / 1.0 English C)
Dual Enrollment: N/A
Certifications: ServSafe Manager, Workforce Readiness Certificate, Gold Certified Guest Service Professional, ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, ServSuccess Certified Restaurant Professional