|SECONDARY CTE PROSTART PROGRAM
(Photo and program success story)
ProStart is a three-year nationally recognized program
developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It is based on the study of
food preparation, customer service, and food service management. The program design prepares students
for careers in foodservice and the restaurant indusry. It develops students
workplace "soft skills" that employers looks for in a food service
employee. Students that successfully complete the three year ProStart program
with a grade of 80% or “B” and
better are awarded with a GCC Certificate of Completion. A Certificate of Mastery from GCC is
awarded to students that completes 180 hours of internship in addition to
meeting the requirements of the Certificate of Completion. Students who elect
to take and successfully pass the NRAEF
Solutions’ Year 1 and Year 2 examinations are awarded the NRAEF
Certificate of Achievements. The
ProStart Certificate of Mastery
articulates to GCC HS140, Principles of Menu Planning and HS208 Food and
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be
- Write standardized recipes in order, calculate the cost of
ingredients and determine sales price with an 80% proficiency.
- Demonstrate food production principles with appropriate
tools and equipment utilizing proper food preparation techniques.
- Apply safety and sanitation principles and procedures, as
well as, personal hygiene in food production.
- Practice professionalism and work ethics necessary for a
successful career in food service.
- Demonstrate menu planning skills and
technique with an 80% proficiency.
Career Pathway Opportunities
The GCC Advantage
students who enroll in GCC CTE programs offered at Guam's public high
schools must do so through the GCC Career Counselor assigned to their
respective high school. The Career Counselor can help you decide if
enrollment in the CTE Carpentry program is the most appropriate way for
you to fulfill GDOE elective requirements and prepare for college
and/or the workforce. The Career Counselor can also help you draft an
educational plan that may allow you to graduate from high school with
GCC postsecondary program credits, giving you a head start on your
postsecondary associate degree or certificate.
Location: Room 304, Building 300
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.