Culinary Arts (CUL)

Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

CUL 1010     Food Standards, Sanitation and Hygiene     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 1220

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2410 and ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESLsequence of courses).
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will identify sanitation standards and safety practices in the food service industry. Students will identify caustic agents in food borne illnesses, food commonly involved, how the caustic agent is introduced and the corrective measures taken to prevent food borne illness. Material in this course prepares students for ServSafe Certification. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


CUL 1011     Culinary Arts Skill Development     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CUL 1000

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Attendance at a Culinary Arts orientationCUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' or consent of instructor. ,
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide the foundation for success in the culinary skills courses. Students will be provided with lectures and demonstration to include knife skills, kitchen safety, product identification, cooking principles, basic techniques, and an understanding of the food service industry past and present. Students will be introduced to various career choices in the food service industry. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1050     Beginning Cake Decorating     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 1090

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Students will prepare, color, and blend buttercream and royal icings used in the making of figures, borders, flowers, letters, and script for special occasion cakes. Piping gel and sugar molds will also be used. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1060     Theme Cakes     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1050 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students with knowledge and techniques to produce theme and / or special occasion cakes. Emphasis will be on design, color and production of tier cakes. Figure piping and advanced floral design will be practiced. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1111     Cookery     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide the foundational knowledge and techniques of cookery. Students will prepare and evaluate finished products to better understand techniques used. Emphasis will be on stocks, mother sauces, soups, vegetables, poultry, finfish, small sauces, pork, beef, shellfish, starches and variety meats. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 1120     Restaurant Meat Cutting     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2380

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course is designed to teach the student how to cut wholesale and restaurant cuts of beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish as well as how to properly store these products. Proper handling, sanitation techniques, and meat terminology will be emphasized. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1130     Garde Manger I     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 1101

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide the student with the foundation knowledge and skills necessary for a garde manger cook. Emphasis will be on dressings, emulsions, salad ingredients and preparation techniques. Garnishes and plate presentation will be practiced. Organizational skills, team building, independent learning and critical thinking are practiced in this course. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1151     Retail Baking     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Students will be introduced to the theory and practice used in a commercial bakery. Students will prepare and evaluate the quality of baked goods including the use of mixes, frozen dough, and scratch methods. Preparations will include breads, rolls, danish, coffee cakes, puddings, pies, cookies, cakes, custards, and puff pastry. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 1180     Hospitality Careers     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: FST 1180

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence ofcourses).
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students an insight to the career opportunities within the hospitality industry. Through a series of field trips, the students will visit various styles of hospitality operations and meet with industry leaders. Discussion will focus on business operations, current trends, and maintaining success in a competitive industry. Field trips are required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


CUL 1200     Restaurant Cookery     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: CUL 1130

This course provides the student with an a la carte restaurant experience. Students will prepare various soups, sauces, meat, fish, poultry, and starches for an operating restaurant using cooking techniques acquired in Cookery I and II for restaurant service. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 1210     Dining Room I     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 1104

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011. Pre or
Corequisite: CUL 1230
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students an in-depth understanding of proper dining service and guest relations through performance in dining room operation. Emphasis will be on guest and employee relations, proper etiquette, industry terminology and proper use and care of equipment. Merchandising techniques will be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1230     Front House Management     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1010 with a minimum grade of 'C' and CUL 1011.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: CUL 1210

This course is designed to introduce students to supervisory principles and practices in food and beverage operations. Coursework includes role-playing and practicing as a front house supervisor in the on-premise restaurant operation. Students will practice the skills of proper guest services, supervisor and employee relations, and financial aspects of the front house operation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 1250     Pastry I     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1151
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: CUL 1111

The student will learn to produce contemporary pastries that would appear on the menus of finer restaurants. Emphasis is placed on preparation of petit fours and French pastry, puff pastry and pate choux specialties, gateaus and tortes, ice cream, and includes an introduction to plated desserts. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 1520     Bakery Merchandising     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1050 and CUL 1151
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides students an opportunity to observe and analyze current competitive practices of merchandising techniques used in the retail baking industry. Students will plan and execute themed sales utilizing various bakery products. Techniques of creating dynamic display cases for profitability will be covered. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2020     Food Service Cost Control     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2020

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will focus on the importance of controls in the modern food service industry. Food, labor and beverage costs will be examined in depth as well as the relationship these costs have to the profitability of the operation. Students will practice calculating cost-to-sales ratios and cost/volume/profit equations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2030     Food Purchasing and Storage     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2030

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will introduce students to food purchase systems used in food and beverage operations. Emphasis will be on developing food product specifications for quality control. Methods of inventory used for food and beverage, bid buying, purveyor selection, receiving and product storage will be discussed and practiced. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


CUL 2040     Menu Development and Design     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CUL 1240,FST 1240

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides insight to successful contemporary restaurant operations emphasizing the proper steps of menu development and its impact on an operation's profitability. This project-based course will require the student to create a commercial restaurant business plan with the appropriate menu for an identified guest market. Product development, labor, costing, pricing, menu design, merchandising and control methods will be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2130     Garde Manger II     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2360

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1120 CUL 1130 and CUL 1200 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course emphasizes the design and preparation of cold food platters, garnishes, and buffets used in the modern food service industry. Production will include galantines, en croutes, terrines, cold sauces, and appetizers. Presentation techniques will be practiced for visual impact with buffet platters and table centerpieces. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 2200     Buffets and Banquets     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 and CUL 1200
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course presents knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute volume banquet service. Emphasis will be on menu planning and presentation for banquets and buffets. Methods and techniques of modern and traditional cookery will be practiced while producing theme events for the dining public. Appetizers and breakfast cookery will also be included. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 2210     Dining Room II     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 1204

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1210 and CUL 1230
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students with a fine dining practice experience including wine and beverage service. The students will be introduced to team service, tableside service food preparation, wine varietals and food and wine pairing. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2220     Equipment Planning and Layout     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2220

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1230 and CUL 2040 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students with information required for proper design of food and beverage operations. Course will include discussion on work flows, commercial kitchen equipment, and proper specifications for purchase of equipment and front house design. With reference to menu and style of restaurant operation, students will design a kitchen with consideration for food production, service, and work flow. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2240     Hospitality Marketing     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2240

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1210 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will give the student the opportunity to develop sales and marketing skills through analysis of the competition and the market in which they are operating. Using merchandising methods, the student will be expected to create promotional project for various styles of hospitality business operations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2250     Pastry II     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1250
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will practice advanced techniques used in pastry production. Emphasis will be placed on holiday pastries, confectionery products, tortes, composed desserts, sugar, and chocolate work. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 2300     Ice Carving     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This hands-on course will include knowledge and skills necessary to produce a sculpted ice carving for table centerpieces used in special events. Safety with power hand tools will be discussed and practiced in This course. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2301     Ice Carving Competition     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 2300 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Students will be provided an opportunity to learn ice carving techniques used in national competitions. Planning, timing and execution of innovative concepts will be discussed. Organizational skills for successful ice carving entry will be practiced. Travel to events may be required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2311     International Cuisine-Italian     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence ofcourses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department arenot automatically waived for College Gueststudents and students with a bachelor's degree orhigher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides knowledge of geography, culture, and foods indigenous to the focused area. Students will discuss and prepare appetizers, entrees, and desserts common to homes and restaurants. Use of specialty equipment will be included when applicable. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


CUL 2312     International Cuisine - Asian     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides knowledge of geography, culture, and foods indigenous to the focused area. Students will discuss and prepare appetizers, entrees, and desserts common to homes and restaurants. Use of specialty equipment will be included when applicable. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2320     Wine and Spirits     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2320

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The student will develop an overall knowledge of the beverage industry as it relates to food and beverage operations. A full line of liquor, beer, and wine will be discussed along with standard practices in the service and mixology of these. The student will be exposed to the importance of professional management and the application of management functions in the areas of staffing, product control, accounting, legal liability, and merchandising. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2330     Artisan Breads     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: CUL 1151

This course presents advanced theory and techniques of producing artisan breads and will include developing and maintaining cultures used in sourdough. Correct choice of flours and ingredients for specific flavor development will be covered. Students will participate in flavor and product evaluations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2350     Culinary Competition     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course is design to prepare the student for culinary competition both as a team and individual entry. American Culinary Federation culinary standards will be discussed and practiced for product development. Students will be required to enter an actual culinary competition to be determined by the instructor. Practice will be required outside of class time. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2360     Soups and Sauces     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide students an in-depth study of soups and sauces, both classical and nouvelle. Discussion and preparation of unique sauces will allow students to hone skills in sauce making techniques. Various styles of seasonal soups and garnishes will be prepared. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2391     Sugar Artistry     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1250 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides knowledge, skills and techniques to produce elaborate and contemporary sugar showpieces. Students will work with multiple sugar mediums while learning various techniques such as pulled, blown, cast and bubble sugar. Pastillage, molding, piping and construction of showpieces will be presented. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2392     Chocolate Artistry     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1250 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course provides knowledge, skills and techniques to produce elaborate and contemporary chocolate amenities and showpieces. Students will work with multiple chocolate mediums while learning various techniques. Ice chocolate, molding, silk-screening, piping and construction of showpieces will be practiced. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2400     Classical Restaurant     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1200
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will build on foundation skills from previous courses in cooking. The course will introduce the student to classical and international cuisine, and students will practice preparation and service of these cuisines in a fine dining setting. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6


CUL 2420     Plated Dessert I     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Pre- or Corequisite: CUL 1250 or consent of instructor.

This course builds upon the fundamentals of pastry creations in the form of plated desserts. Design, plate component, and style dynamics will be discussed. The student will practice advanced techniques in plate design to create trend-setting presentations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2430     Plated Dessert II     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 2420 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will practice advanced techniques used in designing contemporary plated desserts. Concepts of fusionism, impressionism, and architecturalism to create signature desserts will be presented. American Culinary Federation Pastry Competition techniques and guidelines will be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2450     Leadership Management     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1230
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will expand upon supervisory skills necessary for a successful leadership role in the food service industry. Team building, leadership skills and human resource skills will be emphasized including coaching hiring and training. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2480     Event and Catering Management     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2404

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1111CUL 1230, CUL 2040; or consent of instructor. ,
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The students will plan, practice, organize and execute on-premise dinner events and on-premise buffets, and perform the various management functions of a food serve operation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2490     Hospitality Legal Issues     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1210 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will introduce students to legal issues facing food service managers and supervisors, to recognize legal ramifications of policies and practices and be able to apply legal principles to everyday operations. This course will encompass employment law, human resource skills, the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, negligence and dram shop liability. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2500     Culinary Arts Internship     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1200
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide the student with a work-based learning experience in an approved restaurant setting. The intern will be evaluated on work performance. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


CUL 2510     Restaurant Management Internship     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1210 and CUL 1230
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide the student with a practical application of the skills and knowledge presented in their coursework. Students will be required to complete 120 hours working in an approved restaurant facility. Students will rotate through various management positions such as floor manager, kitchen manager and beverage manager. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


CUL 2530     Wedding Cake Design     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1050
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will design and produce traditional and contemporary wedding cakes. The process of creating cakes for special events, including choice of themes and client relations, will be discussed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2610     Front Office Operations     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2430

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1180 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will identify and define the organizational structure of a front office and how it relates to the overall objectives of the hotel operation. The course will define principles of management practices, routine procedures of the front office including reservation systems, guest room services, check-in / check-out, accounting practices, and proper emergency response procedures. Field trips will be required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2620     Housekeeping Operations     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2450

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 1180 and CUL 1230 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will provide insight into the responsibilities and daily practices of housekeeping operations within a full service hotel. Discussion on the roles and responsibilities of the housekeeping department supervisor will include: leadership, inter-department communication and how they may differ in various styles of lodging operations. Emphasis will be on the daily procedures employees use in turning guest rooms and maintaining on-premise laundries. Methods in hiring, training, and maintaining staff will also be discussed. Field trips will be required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


CUL 2630     Hotel Internship     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: FST 2403

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: CUL 2610 and CUL 2620 or consent of instructor.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Internship students will be employed in positions of responsibility as trainees in hotel or lodging operations. They will be under the supervision of the employer and are responsible for work assigned to them. Students will complete a work journal and a final report which includes evaluations by the employer. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3