Culinary Arts

This degree offers training for culinary and food and beverage personnel for careers in the growing food service and hospitality industries. Students learn different styles and techniques for ordering, preparing and serving food, planning menus, incorporating computer technology, as well as working with an assortment of modern tools and equipment. Nearly 75% of the study will be “hands on” experience under the supervision of the faculty in the Academy’s fully equipped modern facility.

Students are required to take the Placement Test and, if applicable, complete all mathematics and reading courses, with a C or better, up to and including MATH073-Introduction to Algebra I and ENGL080-Reading and Writing II. General Education courses may be taken as offered during the program.

For additional program information, please contact the Culinary department at (609) 343-4944.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism and exceptional work ethics;
  • Relate the importance of participation in community service activities;
  • Perform effectively in teams;
  • Identify environmental and conservation issues related to the culinary industries;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills appropriate for entry-level culinary positions;
  • Articulate the need and value of life-long learning as it relates to career goals;
  • Compare and contrast traditional and non-traditional career opportunities;
  • Identify industry expectations through on-the-job training;
  • Identify industry sanitation standards;
  • Evaluate the advantages of professional affiliations and ACF certification;
  • Know and apply industry equipment safety standards;
  • Apply basic cooking techniques;
  • Create and defend daily sales abstract;
  • Demonstrate organizational proficiency;
  • Evaluate and interpret nutritional content of recipes;
  • Articulate an understanding of cultural diversity

(CULN - Fall 2019)

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Humanities

Choose: HIST101, HIST102, HUMT201 or HUMT202

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

General Education Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3
Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Fourth Semester

Choose:  HIST101, HIST102, HUMT201 or HUMT202

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
General Education Course (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Overview

Program

Culinary Arts

Type

Associate in Applied Science