Culinary Arts

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What is Culinary Arts?

Future chefs in this program have their eyes opened to the creative and delectable world of culinary arts. From aspects of proper cooking, Culinary Arts program students are exposed to all aspects of proper cooking, food preparation, and kitchen management, to advanced techniques required to work in the world s finest dining establishments, these students master a wide array of skillsets. Cooking activities include the preparation and cooking of cuisines from around the world, as well as specialized techniques in creating food art and presentation. As part of all high-quality culinary program, students must master sanitation practices; properly use of cooking tools and equipment; and safe management of raw materials, ingredients, production processes, quality control processes, and supply costs analysis.

What are my career choices?

The Culinary Arts program is designed to prepare you for careers in the culinary arts, food and beverage management, restaurant management, catering, institutional food service, and as professional chefs.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Culinary Arts Professinal Development Certificate: 12 Total credit hours Requirements
Baking Certificate: 12 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Certificate: 16 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Food and Beverage Management Certificate: 31-34 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Culinary Arts Certificate: 32-36 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate: 42-47 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Advanced Food and Beverage Management Certificate: 43-45 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Culinary Arts Diploma: 48-53 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Food and Beverage Management Diploma: 49-54 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Culinary Arts Associate Degree: 60-65 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Food and Beverage Management Associate Degree: 61-66 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements; however progression in the Culinary Arts program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in each technical course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.