Associate of Applied Science (Culinary Arts)

This two-year programme is designed to prepare students to meet the needs of the food service industry. Course offerings emphasise practical application, a strong theoretical knowledge base and provides the critical competencies to successfully meet industry demands.

The programme is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and includes core courses, electives and general education requirements. Students complete a 12-week internship at a local hotel or restaurant where they will rotate through different sections of a kitchen.

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Programme Details

CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 73

Year 1 

First semester - 18 credits

CIS 1120 Introduction to Business Applications of Computers 3
ENG 1111 Freshman Composition 3
CUL 1102 Introduction to Culinary Arts 1
CUL 1105 Meat Identification and Fabrication 2
CUL 1108 Introduction to Preparation of Soups, Stocks and Sauces 2
CUL 1109 Introduction to Vegetable and Starch Cookery 2
CUL 1110 Introduction to Cooking Methods 2
CUL 1104 Sanitation and Safety 2
CSC 1110 Learning Strategies for Student Success 1

Second semester - 15 credits

CUL 1111 Introduction to Production Cookery 2
CUL 1112 Introduction to Breakfast and Short Order Cooking 1
CUL 1114 Seafood Cookery 2
CUL 1131 Nutrition 2
CUL 1116 Introduction to Garde Manger 2
CUL 1117 Introduction to Breads and Pastry 3
ENG 1112 or Literary Analysis or
ENG 1115 Writing for Professionals 3
CUL 1119 CUlinary arts internship 3

Year 2

First semester - 19 credits

CUL 1128 International Cuisine 2
CUL 2124 Techniques in Healthy Cooking 2
CUL 1106 Purchasing & Product Identification 3
HMT 1155 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science of your choice* 3
Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science of your choice* 3
MAT 1107 Survey of Mathematics 3

Second semester - 18 credits

CUL 2127 Advanced Production Cookery and Innovative Techniques 2
CUL 1125 Food and Beverage Service 4
CUL 2118 Menu Planning 3
HMT 2255 Hospitality Supervision 3
Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science of one’s choice* 3
Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science of one’s choice* 3

*Before one can be enrolled in any course one must satisfy the prerequisites.


Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Science Options

Humanities

  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature at 2000 level (excluding ENG 2212)


Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work;
  • Earth & Environmental Studies at 2000 level


Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Studies
  • Physics

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