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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 on the culinary field through academic, laboratory, and field experience. The required general education courses enhance the experience.  This program prepares its graduates for careers in restaurants, clubs, 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. 

Upon completion of the Culinary Arts Degree, the graduate will: 
  1. Demonstrate appropriate usage of industry standards in sanitation and safety for food service operations.
  2. Practice standards of professionalism, including ethical behavior, communication, and grooming codes required for the industry.
  3. Prepare high quality food products using appropriate ingredients and equipment.
  4. Apply nutrition and merchandising principles to menu planning, purchasing, and food production.
  5. Perform dining room customer service and catering functions.
  6. Communicate correctly and accurately in both written and verbal messages.
  7. Apply and use basic mathematical calcuations correctly.
Students will work two semesters in our Culinary Cafe or an alternate commerical food service stablishment approved by the Culinary Program Director, gaining experience in all apsects of running a food establishment. Students also gain practical experience through a variety of campus functions and a 2 credit internship to be performed at a community business. Successful completion of the program will result in graduating with an AAS in Culinary Arts and as a Certified Culinarian through the American Culinary Federation.    


All of the courses listed below

COLL1101 Freshman Seminar1
COMM1313 Communications3
CUL1103 Sanitation & Safety3
CUL1303 Introduction to Food Production3
CUL1503 Basic Food Service & Nutrition3
CUL1603 Introduction to Baking3
CUL1703 Advanced Food Production3
CUL2213 Meat, Seafood, and Poultry3
CUL2403 Advanced Baking3
CUL2503 Catering & Banquet Service3
CUL2713 International and Modern Cuisine3
CUL2803 Garde Manger3
CUL2812 Culinary Arts Internship2
HOSP1103 Introduction to Hospitality3
HOSP1203 Hospitality Purchasing3
HOSP1513 Cafe Practicum3
HOSP1603 Cafe Practicum II3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

ENGL1013 English Composition I3
ENGL1133 Technical & Business English3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

CUL1403 Culinary Math3
MATH1203 College Algebra3
MATH1213 Quantitative Literacy3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

BUS1133 Keyboarding Essentials 3
CIS1303 Computer Information Systems3
CPSI1003 Introduction to Computer Applications3

Requirement: 3 Credits from below

ANTH2023 Cultural Anthropology3
CRIM1023 Introduction to Criminal Justice3
ECON2113 Business Statistics I3
ECON2313 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECON2323 Introduction to Macroeconomics3
GEOG2013 Introduction to Geography3
HIST1003 World Civilization I 3
HIST1013 World Civilization II 3
HIST2003 American History I3
HIST2013 American History II 3
HIST2023 Arkansas History 3
PLSC2003 American National Government 3
PSYC2003 General Psychology 3
SOCI2013 Introduction to Sociology 3

AAS Culinary Arts

Program Length: 24 months
Credits: 60

CIP Code: 120599

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