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Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program that will provide foundation and specialized study in the culinary field through academic, laboratory, and field experiences. The required general education courses enhance the experience. This program prepares its graduates for careers in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, and institutional food service. Students interested in entering the Culinary Arts program must enroll in Ozarka College as a student, submit all admissions requirements, and arrange a meeting with program advisors to be interviewed and discuss requirements and entry into the program. After students have met with program advisors, they will be scheduled for classes subject to space in the program. Students will attend the Melbourne campus and must attend required Culinary Activities.  Students are only enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program in the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Degree Plan. If a student cannot continue in the AAS-CA program to completion, the student may be awarded the Technical Certificate in CA if they have fulfilled the requirements for this certificate.  This Technical Certificate is designed to be included in the AAS-CA degree program only.  This is not a stand-alone Technical Certificate.  Outcomes
Upon completion of the Technical Certificate in Culinary Arts, the graduate will: 
  1. Demonstrate appropriate usage of industry standards in sanitation and safety for food service operations. 
  2. Demonstrate standards of professionalism, including ethical behavior, communication, and grooming codes required for the industy. 
  3. Prepare high quality food products using appropriate indgredients and equipment. 
  4. Apply nutrition and merchandising principles to menu planning, purchasing, and food production. 
  5. Perform dining room customer service and catering functions. 


All of the courses listed below

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
CUL1103 Sanitation & Safety3
CUL1303 Introduction to Food Production3
CUL1503 Basic Food Service & Nutrition3
CUL1603 Introduction to Baking3
CUL1703 Advanced Food Production3
CUL2403 Advanced Baking3
CUL2503 Catering & Banquet Service3
HOSP1103 Introduction to Hospitality3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

CUL1403 Culinary Math3
MATH1203 College Algebra3
MATH1213 Quantitative Literacy3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

COMM1313 Communications 3
ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1133 Technical & Business English3

TC Culinary Arts

Program Length: 12 months
Credits: 30

CIP Code: 120503

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