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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts (AAS)

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Offered at The Art Institute of Charlotte , The Art Institute of Dallas , and The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham  

Program Description

The Associate of Science degree program in Culinary Arts is a six-quarter program that develops students skills through a variety of culinary courses designed to teach classical cuisine techniques, as well as exploring International cuisine. Students will be exposed to a variety of world cuisines and use ingredients and techniques from around the globe. Instruction in kitchen management, purchasing, cost control, menu design, and dining room operation provides students with business acumen. The program focuses on both production and individual skills necessary to seek employment in restaurants, hotels, resorts, and other catering or foodservice institutional settings.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should be able to:

  • Establish and maintain safety and sanitation procedures
  • Prepare standardized recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards
  • Prepare a variety of international recipes utilizing the correct techniques, ingredients and equipment which meet industry quality standards
  • Describe and perform tasks related to common business practices in the culinary industry, including inventory, menu planning, cost control, and food purchasing
  • Describe the principles of food and beverage management
  • Define and articulate the core values of the culinary professional
  • Seek entry-level positions in commercial and institutional food service settings

Requirements for Graduation:

Credit Hours: 90
Number of Weeks: 66 (6 quarters)
Contact Hours: 1,581

General Education Credits: 24

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