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Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares the student for mid-level cook positions and entry chef positions. It combines food industry training and experience with specific interdisciplinary study. The program offers students an opportunity to learn and practice basic and advanced technical skills in food preparation and service, food identification, nutrition, and food and beverage composition. Students will acquire supervisory skills to better utilize human and physical resources in food service operations and will gain experience in proper use and maintenance of professional food service equipment. They will become familiar with the layout and work flow of professional kitchens and develop a sense of professionalism and quality.

Career Possibilities

Careers in Culinary Arts include professional kitchens of restaurants, but also private homes, resorts, cruise ships, sports complexes and medical facilities.

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Program Information

Careers in Culinary Arts & Relates Services

Mott Community College is an A.C.F. Certified Testing Site.

Required course for this program:
need to be completed before any lab classes are taken
CULA-101 - Knife Skills
FMG-102 - Food Safety and Sanitation >
CULA-105 - Introduction to Professional Cookery

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 82
  • Contact Hours: 82

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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1 1
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3 3
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* 2 2
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2 2
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3 3
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3 3
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3 3
Total 17 17
Year One
Winter
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* 6 6
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4 4
Total 16 16
Year One
Spring / Summer
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3 3
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3 3
Total 6 6
Year Two
Fall
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*33
CULA-115 Nutrition & Menu Planning 3 3
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*22
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33
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**66
Total1717
Year Two
Winter
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**66
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33
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33
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33
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or
33
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33
Total1818
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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4 4
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4 4
Total 8 8
Notes
*Knife kit and approved uniform required
** Approved uniform required

 
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