Culinary Arts

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    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Overview


    Culinary Arts Program is a 64-credit-hour program designed to meet current and future needs for training food service and food service managerial persons to assume leadership roles in the industry. The curriculum covers food preparation, production, table service and culinary management. Addressing the business, academic and technical aspects of the industry, the curriculum offers a wide range of courses, specifically meeting the requirements of the hotels, restaurants and clubs in this field. The program features a heavy emphasis on food preparation from basic to advanced, combined with courses that offer a foundation in the managerial aspects of the industry.

  • Career Opportunities


    Job Resources

    • For information on the job outlook in the culinary arts profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
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  • Program Curriculum


    Culinary Arts (AAS) 64 Credits

    Program total 64 credits
    I. Career General Education 18 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    COM:101 Oral Communication I – OR-
    COM:107 Public Speaking 3
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics or higher 3
    XXX:xxx Natural Science or Mathematics Elective 3
    XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
    XXX:xxx Social Science Elective 3
    II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
    III. Area of Concentration 17 credits
    HTM:100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:120 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:210 Hospitality Financial Planning and Cost Control 3
    HTM:200 Procurement in the Hospitality Industry 3
    HTM:125 Nutrition for the Culinarian 3
    HTM:105 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry 1
    CUL:101 Safety and Sanitation 1
    IV. Culinary Arts Courses 27 credits
    CUL:110 Food Preparation Theory I 3
    CUL:115 Food Preparation Practical II 3
    CUL:120 Food Preparation Practical III 3
    BAP:150 Bakeshop Basics for Culinarians 3
    CUL:201 Garde Manger 3
    CUL:205 Global Cuisine 3
    CUL:215 American Regional Cuisine 3
    CUL:250 Culinary Arts Capstone 6
  • Additional Information



    The Culinary Arts program is offered at our Forest Park campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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