The Culinary Arts Associate Degree program focuses on the development of flexible skills and knowledge essential for success in a cooking career. Modern food service is evolving rapidly thus providing a tremendous variety of workplaces from the exclusive dining room to the school cafeteria, from small intimate restaurants to the large hotel restaurants and catering facilities. Other opportunities include catering and personal chef. The associate degree will enable the student to understand the workings of food and the interplay among ingredients, cooking methods, cost factors, nutrition and a satisfying dining experience.
Dining Room Manager
Food and Beverage Manager
Food Server / Wait Person
Garde Manager Chef
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:
- Demonstrate critical thinking in the food service environment.
- Demonstrate appropriate behaviors in the work place environment.
- Apply job acquisition skills.
Associate Degree Major Requirements
|CA-160||Banquet Service Production||3|
|CA-163||Food Purchasing for Culinary Arts||1|
|CA-165||Sanitation for Food Service||1|
|CA-169||Essential Skills for Culinary Arts||3|
|CA-171||Intermediate Culinary Skills||3|
|CA-172||Principles of Soup, Stock and Sauce Preparation||3|
|CA-173||Principles of Buffet and Catering||3|
|CA-174||Principles of Baking and Pastry Making||3|
|CA-175||Healthy Lifestyle Cuisine||3|
|CA-180||Advanced Food Preparation for Fine Dining||3|
|CA-280||Culinary Career Preparation||1|
|CA-281||Work Experience in Culinary Arts||2|
|CA-282||Advanced Work Experience in Culinary Arts||2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Nutrition|
|Wines of the World|
|Food Service Management|
|Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts|
Plus General Education and Elective Requirements
Certificate of Achievement
Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above for the major qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.