Culinary Arts Major

There’s a bounty of jobs in today’s restaurant industry. One of the largest private-sector employers, the industry employs nearly 13 million people, in both front-of-the-house and kitchen positions, according to the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant Industry Forecast.

Also, the number of jobs for chefs, head cooks and food preparation and serving supervisors is expected to increase by nine percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Despite the positive numbers, the plum jobs aren’t easy to come by. A culinary arts degree, along with determination and hard work, can make you a more competitive job candidate as you start your career.

Our new associate degree in culinary arts has the ingredients for your success.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101 Student Success Seminar
CUL119 Culinary ServSafe
CUL120 Sanitation & Safety
CUL122 Food Fundamentals
ENG124 College Composition
ENT120 Entrepreneurship
CUL123 Fundamental Cooking – Preparation I
CUL125 Culinary Nutrition/Menu Planning
CUL126 Food Purchasing – Inventory Control
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
MGT121 Principles of Management
MTH108 Explorations in Modern Mathematics
ACC130 Business Law & Ethics
CUL124 Meat & Fish – Preparation II
CUL223 Catering & Buffet/Event Management
CUL224 Beverage Management & Service
BUS222 Macroeconomics
CUL221 Baking & Pastry – Preparation III
CUL230 Culinary Practicum
CUL222 Advanced Cookery – Preparation IV
BUS221 Microeconomics
SOC225 Cultural Diversity


Associate of Applied Business

  • restaurants
  • institutional kitchens
  • school kitchens
  • hotel/resort kitchens
  • test kitchens
  • caterer
  • cooking assistant
  • executive chef
  • pastry chef
  • sous chef
  • personal chef
  • sommelier
  • food scientist
  • line cook
  • short order cook
  • pizza cook
  • restaurant manager
  • cafeteria manager
  • food critic
  • food photographer
  • food researcher
  • food consultant

Additional fees apply to culinary-related classes

Stark State Culinary Arts Club