Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Culinary Arts


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.


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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 and Practical I 3
CUL:115 Food Preparation Theory and Practical II 3
CUL:120 Food Preparation Theory and Practical III 3
BAP:150 Bakeshop Basics for Culinarians 3
CUL:201 Garde Manager 3
CUL:205 Global Cuisine 3
CUL:215 American Regional Cuisine 3
CUL:250 Culinary Arts Capstone 6



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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