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
MTH106
Math for Technology
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

TOTAL CREDITS 63

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