Culinary Arts (CUL.AASX)

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Extended Degree - Associate in Applied Science

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Orchard Ridge Campus

The Culinary Arts program accredited by the American Culinary Federation, leads to an Associate’s Degree in applied science and industry certification. It is designated as an extended degree program in that the student must complete 73 or more credit hours. The program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a career as a culinary professional leading to a position as an executive chef or food and beverage manager.

The first year emphasizes foundation skills, knowledge, and technical processes of food safety, cookery, baking, and guest services. The second year builds on students skills to include the study and practice of classical and contemporary cuisines, pastries and skill refinement. Management principles, industry standards, human resources, and financial applications practiced in food and beverage operations will be presented throughout the curriculum. Opportunities are available for students seeking culinary competition experience in multiple venues.

A working internship and successful completion of A.C.F. culinary skills practical exam are required for program completion. Upon graduation students are eligible for certification by the American Culinary Federation.

Before enrolling in the Culinary Arts program, students should review the Culinary Arts Program standards found on the following web page at Students must also attend a mandatory Culinary Arts orientation session prior to enrolling in CUL 1011.

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Major Requirements
CUL 1010Food Standards, Sanitation and Hygiene2
CUL 1011Culinary Arts Skill Development2
CUL 1111Cookery4
CUL 1120Restaurant Meat Cutting2
CUL 1130Garde Manger I2
CUL 1151Retail Baking4
CUL 1200Restaurant Cookery4
CUL 1210Dining Room I2
CUL 1230Front House Management2
CUL 1250Pastry I4
CUL 2020Food Service Cost Control3
CUL 2030Food Purchasing and Storage2
CUL 2040Menu Development and Design3
CUL 2130Garde Manger II4
CUL 2200Buffets and Banquets4
CUL 2210Dining Room II2
CUL 2400Classical Restaurant4
CUL 2420Plated Dessert I2
CUL 2480Event and Catering Management3
CUL 2500Culinary Arts Internship1
Required Supportive Courses
HEA 1510Nutrition3
PSY 26301Psychology of Organizational Behavior 3
Complete a minimum of 2 credits from the following:2
Beginning Cake Decorating2
Theme Cakes2
Pastry II4
Ice Carving2
Ice Carving Competition2
International Cuisine - Asian2
Wine and Spirits3
Artisan Breads2
Culinary Competition2
Soups and Sauces2
Sugar Artistry2
Chocolate Artistry2
Wedding Cake Design2
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses64
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)3
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Social Science (3-credits)
Written Communication (3-credits)3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours76

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.