Culinary Arts, Associate in Arts

The Major in Culinary Arts is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of proper purchasing, menu planning and cost control methods.
  2. Students will demonstrate basic math skills as needed in modern food service establishments.
  3. Students will demonstrate proper cooking methods and techniques required of modern food service industry.
  4. Students will demonstrate food service management practices required of the modern food service industry.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units selected from:

CULART 001

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

2

CULART 003

Sanitation and Safety

2

CULART 004

Food and Beverage Cost Technologies

2

CULART 005

Commercial Food Preparation

4

CULART 007

Baking

3

CULART 009

Restaurant Operations

9

CULART 011

Menu Planning

1.5

CULART 013

Purchasing and Receiving

1.5

CULART 019

Kitchen Management

9

CULART 025

Food Service Management

2

CULART 029

Beverage Management

1.5

CULART 073

Garde Manager

1.5

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60