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Culinary Studies

Culinary Studies - AAS

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Major: 3063
First Term: 2014 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
Description:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Studies degree is designed to teach basic cooking principles and techniques in a state-of-the-art setting. The emphasis is on skills needed for employment in a commercial food operation where food is prepared and served in volume. Instruction includes principles of professional cooking and baking, volume food production, food sanitation and safety, purchasing, menu planning, customer service, and basic nutrition concepts. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Notes:

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:35
CUL105 Principles and Skills for Professional Cooking 3
CUL107 Principles and Techniques of Garde Manger 3
CUL109 /HRM102Menu Planning Development 2
CUL111 Purchasing for Food Service Systems 3
CUL113 Commercial Baking Techniques 3
CUL123 Customer Service Practicum 4
CUL127 Commercial Baking: Classical Desserts 3
 
CUL211 Professional Cooking Practicum (7) OR
CUL211BA Professional Cooking Practicum (4) AND
CUL211BB Professional Cooking Practicum (3) 7
 
Students must select six (6) credits from the following courses.
CUL137 Specialty Breads and Breakfast Pastry (3) OR
CUL201 International Cuisine (3) OR
CUL203 American Regional Cuisine (3) OR
CUL205 French Cuisine (3) OR
CUL207 Pacific Rim Cuisine (3) OR
CUL209 Italian Cuisine (3) OR
CUL215 Advanced Pastry Arts (3) OR
CUL217 Commercial Wedding Cake Production (3) OR
CUL219 Professional Pastry Techniques (3) 6
 
FON104 Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation 1
Restricted Electives
Credits:4
BPC+++++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computers course(s). 1-3
CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems course(s). 1-3
CUL+++++ Any CUL Culinary Arts course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area. 1-4
FON+++++ Any FON Food and Nutrition course(s) except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area. 3
GBS131 Business Calculations 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
MGT229 Management and Leadership I 3
MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MKT271 Principles of Marketing 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 21-27
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
 
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits 9-10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 2-3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory 1

Program Competencies

  1. Use principles of nutrition in meal preparation, ingredient use, nutrient retention, and food presentation. (CUL105, CUL107, CUL109/HRM102, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB)
  2. Review and summarize information needed to maintain and update professional skills in all types of commercial food settings. (CUL105, CUL111, CUL113, CUL127, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, FON104)
  3. Implement quality control, cost control, and production control procedures in a commercial food setting. (CUL105, CUL109/HRM102, CUL111, CUL113, CUL127, CUL137, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209)
  4. Apply interpersonal skills to relations with other employees within the food service industry. (CUL105, CUL107, CUL123)
  5. Follow National Restaurant Association's standards of personal hygiene, food sanitation, and safety; use preventive precautions for vermin and rodent control in commercial kitchens, food storage areas, and in serving, dining, and dishwashing areas. (CUL105, CUL107, CUL113, CUL123, CUL127, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, FON104)
  6. Apply French and International terminology, recipes, and methods to a commercial food operation. (CUL105, CUL201, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB)
  7. Observe local, state, and federal regulations applied to all aspects of commercial food service. (CUL105, CUL111, CUL113, CUL123, CUL127, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, FON104)
  8. Use, and care for standard commercial kitchen tools and equipment. (CUL105, CUL107, CUL113, CUL127, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, CUL215, CUL217, CUL219, FON104)
  9. Prepare quantity foods and beverages by applying standard preparation principles and/or by using standardized recipes. (CUL105, CUL113, CUL127, CUL137, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, CUL215, CUL217, CUL219)
  10. Prepare Garde Manger pantry items, salad dressings, and decorative garnishes. (CUL107)
  11. Describe the history of foods from classical French to American cuisine, including related customs and regional differences. (CUL107, CUL113, CUL127, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, CUL215, CUL217, CUL219)
  12. Prepare classical cuisine according to its original origin. (CUL107, CUL113, CUL127, CUL137, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, CUL215, CUL217, CUL219)
  13. Apply inventory methods, maintain records, and apply cost controls in a food service setting. (CUL109/HRM102, CUL111)
  14. Describe front-of-house activities, and apply principles of customer service, and factors involved in customer satisfaction. (CUL109/HRM102, CUL123)
  15. Participate in purchasing, handling, and storage of food supplies in all types of commercial kitchens. (CUL111, CUL127, CUL137, CUL201, CUL203, CUL205, CUL207, CUL209, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB, CUL215, CUL217, CUL219)
  16. Perform standard dining room setup and service procedures in a commercial setting. (CUL123)
  17. Describe employee rights and responsibilities in the workplace. (CUL123, CUL211, CUL211BA, CUL211BB)
  18. Prepare fine baked products, classical deserts, and sauces. (CUL127, CUL137)

View the Course Plan Sequence information for this MCCCD program on the CCTA website.

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