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Advanced Culinary Arts


Pima’s Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate courses introduce students to the industry’s professional expectations, vocabulary, and tools and equipment. Courses focus on cold foods, hot foods, baking, nutrition, safety and sanitation, and restaurant/dining room operations.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CUL courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Lead Faculty: 520.206.5164
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Program Information

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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Chef or Head Cook $32,125
Supervisor of Food Preparation & Service Workers $28,792
Food Service Managers $32,926

Academic Options

Advance your skills by completing the Hospitality Leadership AAS degree.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CUL 101 Principles of Restaurant Operations 3
CUL 105 Food Service Nutrition and Sanitation 3
CUL 130 Hot Foods I 3
CUL 140 Culinary Principles 3
CUL 150 Garde Manger 3
CUL 160 Bakery and Pastry Production I 3
CUL 163 Sauces 3
CUL 170 Dining Room Operations 2
CUL 174 From Garden to Table 3
CUL 180 Food in History 3
CUL 189 Culinary Arts Capstone I 1
Subtotal 30

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
Subtotal 1
Total 31

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRTCULNRYART/9RCC
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