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Restaurant/Culinary Management (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for various levels of management positions in the food service industry. In addition to classroom and food laboratory experience, students are required to complete an internship. Students are expected to be well groomed in compliance with standards of sanitation. Uniforms and program tool kit are required for all lab classes. Business attire may be required for some classes. Students will also be required to provide medical proof of good physical health.

Career Opportunities

  • General Operations Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant Sales Representative
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager
  • Food Service Director
  • Assistant Food Service Director
  • Food Purchasing Agent
  • Party Planner
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Customer Service Manager

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the procedures and responsibilities of departmental teams within a foodservice operation,
  2. Identify and satisfy diverse customer expectations,
  3. Identify, prepare, season and cook according to recipe soups, sauces, salads, meats, fish, poultry, game, vegetables and desserts,
  4. Prepare quantity foods with emphasis on food cost controls as part of a production team,
  5. Research, evaluate, write and maintain menus; purchase orders; local, regional and international recipes; production schedules and inventories,
  6. Research and adhere to sound practices for sanitation and safety,
  7. Utilize the high-tech approach to maintain acceptable systems of operation,
  8. Research, analyze and apply marketing objectives and strategies to food service operations,
  9. Supervise a food service operation team utilizing personal and interpersonal skills

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major requirements to obtain a minimum of 65 credits.


Credit Hours: 37-38

Typical Sequence of Courses

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