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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.

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 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 18

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
Subtotal 35

Required Support Courses

Complete 9-11 credits from the following list. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
Electives: Complete 8-10 credits from the following list depending on individual area of interest.
CUL 153 Cakes 1
CUL 156 Pies 1
CUL 162 The Art of Chocolate 1
CUL 168 Specialty and Hearth Breads 3
CUL 185 Catering Operations 2
CUL 199 Co-op: Culinary Arts 1
CUL 230 Hot Foods II 3
CUL 260 Bakery and Pastry Production II 3
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 148*** Ethics in the Workplace 3
BUS 151*** Mathematics of Business 3
FSN 127IN Human Nutrition and Biology 4
FSN 154 Nutrition 3
HRM 110 Food Service Systems Management 3
HRM 111 Commercial Food 3
HRM 140 Introduction to Bar and Beverage Management 3
MKT 111 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3

The following required courses fulfill general education requirements: Computer and Information Literacy - CSA 100 fulfills this requirement.

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

*** This course fulfills one of the General Education requirements.  If you complete this course you may need additional credits to meet the minimum associate's degree requirements of 60 credit hours.