2018-2019 Catalog [Archived]

Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems, AAS

This program of study was developed with advisory groups of chefs, farmers, food processors/distributors and food industry entrepreneurs incorporating the latest professional culinary standards. Graduates of the program will work as chefs or food entrepreneurs in a variety of settings using their “farm to table” competencies to positively impact health.

Students will spend most of their time working in a real production kitchen and food service environment, on a sustainable farm, and in an active food production and distribution facility. The curriculum is grounded at the intersection of food production, social justice, environmental sustainability, nutrition and health. Our close proximity to nursing and allied health care programs at the college and new state-of-the art facilities for culinary, food production, and urban growing environments make this a unique hands-on learning opportunity.

Learn more about dining options in the student run cafe and restaurant at the Culinary Allied Health Building.

Associate of Applied Science

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
AGF 105Food Industry Career Planning

2

AGF 110Intro Sustainable Food Systems

3

AGF 120Summer/Fall Crops Practicum

2

AGF 140Winter Crops Practicum

2

AGF 210Healthy Plant to Plate

2

CUL 100Food Safety Essentials

2

CUL 106The Science of Food

3

CUL 110Culinary Foundations

4

CUL 130Purchasing Practices

2

CUL 170Food Preservation

2

CUL 200Menus for Diet and Health

3

CUL 210Baking & Dessert Fundamentals

4

CUL 220Fast Casual Cafe Production

4

CUL 230Fast Casual Cafe & Event Ops

4

CUL 240Restaurant Dinner Production

4

CUL 250Restaurant Service & Mgmt

4

CUL 260Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

or

Political Science

3

CUL 275Culinary Internship

2 to 9

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing and Research

4

ENG 112Writing for the Workplace

3

or

COM 210Fundamental Prof Communication

3

MATH 105Culinary & Food Industry Math

3

WPE 130Nutrition for Health

3

Total Credit Hours: 64