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Hospitality Management & Tourism/Culinary Arts (CAO.S.AAS)

  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Hospitality Management
The Culinary Arts program provides the basic knowledge a student needs to develop into a certified chef. The serving of good food is important to the reputation of any restaurant. Chefs and cooks are responsible for preparing meals that are pleasing to the eye and taste. Through this specialized program, students develop extensive skills and knowledge of food preparation and presentation. Students also gain an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a chef and other culinary personnel.This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at
Program Accreditation

The Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEF) and by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), which both are recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Please visit, and on the importance of being accredited.