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Transfer Credit Opportunities

The ProStart Certificate of Achievement (COA) is the highest honor for a ProStart student. To earn the ProStart National COA, a student must:

  • Pass the Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 1 and Level 2 exams
  • Document at least 400 hours of work experience
  • Demonstrate proficiency on over 50 workplace competencies. 

Work experience can come from paid jobs, school-based enterprises or relevant volunteer work.

Once students have earned the COA, they are eligible for college credits at many post-secondary institutions both state and nationwide. Current Wisconsin COA credit offerings are:

Blackhawk Technical College  
Culinary Arts Program  
     Sanitation Management, 316 – 120*
     *with valid ServSafe certificate
1 Credit
     Food Service Quantities and Measures, 316 – 104 1 Credit
Fox Valley Technical College  
Culinary Arts Program or Hotel and Restaurant Management Program  
     Introduction to Hospitality, 109 – 152 3 Credits
     Sanitation for Food Service Operations, 316 – 101*
     *if ServSafe certified within 3 years
1 Credit
     Introduction to Food Production, 316 – 118 3 Credits
Gateway Technical College  
Culinary Arts Program  
     Culinary Skills 1, 316-131 4 Credits
     Sanitation and Hygiene, 316-170 1 Credit
Madison College  
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program  
     Exploring Hospitality, 10-109-101 3 Credits
     Principles of Sanitation, 10-316-101 1 Credit
     Food Theory. 10-316-106 2 Credits
     Professional Cooking I, 10-316-111 4 Credits
     Internship, 10-316-194 2 Credits
Nicolet Area Technical College  
Culinary Arts  
     Internship, 10-316-190 2 Credits
     Safety and Sanitation, 10-316-121 2 Credits
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College  
Culinary Specialist, Hospitality Management or Business Management – Hotel and Restaurant Program  
     Restaurant Management, 10-109-168 3 Credits
     Food Sanitation, 10-316-118 1 Credit
University of Wisconsin – Stout  
Hospitality Leadership Program  
     Introduction to Hospitality HT-100 2 Credits
     Principles of Foodservice Operation HT-121 3 Credits
     Institutional Food Purchasing HT-150 2 Credits
     Hospitality Elections HT-XXX 3 Credits

Many more articulation agreements are currently being updated so check back at this page for more articulation agreements in the future!

Check out the National Collegiate ProStart Passport for a list of credits offered at schools around the country.

Please contact ProStart Coordinator Alex Newman at anewman@wirestaurant.org with any questions.

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