Program Description

Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Diploma (38 Credits)

Program Description
The Culinary Arts Program is designed to prepare students for the food service industry by exploring all facets of food preparation, planning, and service. The program provides training in nutrition, sanitation, and the operation of equipment in addition to food preparation techniques. Technical classes are supplemented with a variety of assessments, demonstrations, training, preparation and service experiences. Students will have many opportunities to participate in college and community events that provide practical experience in the field, including membership in the local Chef's Society.

The general studies courses are technically focused and not designed for transfer

Career Opportunities
As a graduate of the program, students will be licensed in ServSafe and may enjoy a career as a chef or cook in hotels, restaurants, resorts, catering, healthcare centers, and more!

Gainful Employment Data

Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
BUSM1290 Job Seeking/Keeping Skills 1 Credit  
CULN1202 Introduction to Culinary Arts 3 Credits
CULN1205 Kitchen Operations 3 Credits
CULN1210 Servsafe Certification 1 Credit  
CULN1215 Stocks, Soups, Sauces 3 Credits
CULN1220 Introduction to Pantry Food Preparation 2 Credits
CULN1230 Vegetables, Potato, Rice and Farinaceous Products 2 Credits
CULN1235 Introduction to Breakfast 2 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
CULN1245 Basic Baking 3 Credits
CULN1250 Basic Cooking Principles 4 Credits
CULN1265 Basic Food Production Principles 3 Credits
CULN1270 Garde Manger 4 Credits
CULN1275 Social Etiquette 2 Credits

Suggested Technical Studies Semester III *May Term
CULN1280 Foodservice Internship 2 Credits

General Studies
GBEH1100 Human Relations 3 Credits

Estimated cost for books and supplies: $579

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303