PURPOSE: The Culinary Arts program provides a comprehensive occupational-technical education that prepares students with the skills needed for immediate industry employment opportunities as culinary artisans and managers within a variety of culinary, food service, hospitality, and retail paths.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Culinary Arts specialization prepares graduates to enter kitchens as professional cooks in hotels, resorts, restaurants, catering operations, and a variety of retail businesses. The Pastry Arts specialization prepares students to enter kitchens as professional pastry cooks in hotels, resorts, restaurants, catering operations, and a variety of businesses, while also preparing students interested in opening their own pastry facility or business. The Culinary Management specialization prepares students to enter kitchens as entry-level supervisors and managers in hotels, resorts, restaurants, catering operations, and a variety of retail businesses.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: The Culinary Arts AAS degree requires that students have the following competencies: (1) competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units, or equivalent, and (2) competencies in reading and writing as demonstrated by placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3 or completion of a college-level composition course. Students needing to complete developmental studies courses in English or mathematics may take those courses concurrently with HRI courses, if approved by the program head.