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Culinary Arts

Associate of Applied Science

Courses focus on culinary management, budgeting and hands-on food preparation.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Become a cook, menu planner, caterer, dining room manager or work in other culinary positions.

Academic options: While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

General education requirements are fulfilled by core or support courses. * A grade of C or better is required for graduation.**

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 251 International Cuisine: World of Flavor 3
CUL 256 Special Diets 3
CUL 289 Culinary Capstone II 1
Subtotal 36

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT 102
  or ANT 112
  or GEO 103
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics
  Exploring Non-Western Cultures
  Cultural Geography
ART 105
  or HIS 102
  or HUM 260
Exploring Art and Visual Studies
  Introduction to Western Civilization I
  Intercultural Perspectives
  or BUS 151
Human Nutrition and Biology
  Mathematics of Business
CMN 102
  or CMN 120
  or FRE 101
  or SPA 101
Introduction to Speech Communication
  Business and Professional Communication
  Elementary French I
  Elementary Spanish I
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
WRT 101
  or WRT 154
English Composition I
  Career Communications
Electives Complete 5-7 credits from the following, so that the
program credits are at least 60 credits:  CUL 153
CUL 156CUL 162CUL 168CUL 185, CUL 189
CUL 199, CUL 199WKCUL 230CUL 260FSN 154
HRM 110HRM 111HRM 140MGT 110MKT 111

The following required courses fulfill general education requirements: Communication - WRT 101 or WRT 154; Arts and Humanities - ART 105, HIS 102 or HUM 260; Social and Behavioral Sciences - ANT 102, AND 112 or GEO 103; Mathematics or Science - BIO/FSN 127IN or BUS 151 (Math competency must be met); Other Requirement - CMN 102, CMN 120, FRE 101 or SPA 101; Special Requirement - ANT 102 or GEO 103

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).