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CULARTS 055 - Safety and Sanitation - Kristianne Descher

Course:Safety and Sanitation
Professor:Kristianne Descher
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Welcome to Safety and Sanitation! This letter will give you the basic information about the course as well as resources for ensuring your success in online education. Please read it carefully.

Course Description

This course covers the most fundamental concepts of kitchen sanitation and culinary safety, and is designed to provide the training necessary to become a certified food handler. By taking this course (due to COVID-19 restrictions), you will take the ServSafe Food Handler Exam. The official certification exam will be administered at the end of the semester online, at your own time.

What to Expect in this Course

Students will assess solutions for preventing food-borne illness.

  • Attendance is key.
  • Participate, be pro-active in your learning and be inquisitive by asking relevant questions

Types of Assessments

Homework, Quizzes, Discussion and Exams in Canvas

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

ServSafe Manager Coursebook, 7th Edition without the Online Exam Voucher (Available at the COC Campus Bookstore)

Other Relevant Course Information

This online course will be much like a face-to-face course, it takes a significant time commitment from you. I expect you to spend at least 15 hours per week working on the material. While there is a significant amount of reading, I have worked to make it all enjoyable and relevant. It is for this reason, I say the course will take at least 6 hours per week. You will be working individually, as this is an online course. You will have weekly homework assignments, live online lectures via Zoom and online quizzes and tests. You are responsible for the material and will be tested on your understanding of them. This course is designed to include collaborative learning. Please do not wait until the last minute to complete your work. The unit module is available at the beginning of the week and you should start immediately. Education code requires faculty to drop no-show students. In this online class we don’t meet in-person, therefore failure to participate in the online Zoom classroom lectures in the first week will result in your being dropped from the course.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 722