The ProStart program offers the following courses:
ProStart I / ProStart II
Careers in the foodservice industry, food safety & sanitation, commercial equioment, baking, cooking methods, marketing and management fundamentals, cost control, nutrition, meats, pasta, desserts, and sustainability in the industry. Students will also have the chance to work in the CCICafé alongside the ProStart Youth Apprenticeship students.
Prerequisites: N/A except Grandview High School & Smoky Hill High School students required one year of ProStart from home school. Suggested prerequisite - Foods & Nutrition or Gourmet Foods.
Length: 1 Year
Credits: 2 Credits (2 CTE)
Dual Enrollment: ProStart I - Metro State University of Denver (RST 1200); ProStart II - Metro State University of Denver (RST 1550), $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
ProStart Youth Apprenticeship
Expansion of topics learned in ProStart I/ProStart II with a focus on food production, food safety and sanitation, commercial equipment, baking, cooking methods, cost control, and more. Hours are earned through operating the CCICafé business on campus as well as jobs in the industry.
Prerequisites: ProStart 1 and/or ProStart 2
Length: 1 Year
Credit: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1 English)
Certifications: ServSafe Manager, Workforce Readiness Certificate, Gold Certified Guest Service Professional, ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, ServSuccess Certified Restaurant Professional