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The food service industry is the #1 retail employer in the United States. Demand for trained managers in the hospitality industry is at an all-time high. The Culinary Management program is for individuals interested in pursuing a management career in the hospitality industry. While business operations is an emphasis of the program, students also receive experience with large quantity food preparation skills and kitchen operations. Sanitation Certification is part of the curriculum.
Graduates are qualified for management positions in many areas of the hospitality industry, including opportunities in hotels, restaurants, health care, casinos, catering, and many more. Graduates will possess skills needed to own and operate their own businesses.
Is This Occupation for You?
Students entering the Culinary Management program should:
- Desire a good paying, hospitality management job with a secure future.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Apply creative thinking skills.
- Possess above average reading and math skills.
- Display excellent oral and written communication skills.
Helpful Academic Background
- High school food service courses
- Math, science, and keyboarding skills
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Manage food service personnel in production and service.
- Plan budgets and analyze food and labor costs.
- Plan and prepare menus.
- Plan facility layouts.
- Utilize computerized records management.
- Evaluate quality factors in food.
- Operate, clean, and maintain commercial kitchen equipment.
- Practice effective communication, math, and human relations skills.
- Associate degree, requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Day classes.
- Financial aid available.
- Special equipment and uniforms required.
- Advance standing and Pro-Start credits accepted.
- Students must achieve a grade of C in all core (317) courses to progress to the next semester and to graduate. Students must be 18 years old to operate a slicer and a 20-quart mixer.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form and interview with counselor.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Submit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescibed for them.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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