Culinary Arts - Advanced, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the degree, the student demonstrates the skills, training, and knowledge to transfer to a four-year hospitality program or industry employment, where the degree would enable quick upward mobility to the sous-chef position.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts Certificate, the student will be able to demonstrate effective cost control and recipe conversions in a modern food service establishment.
  2. Students will demonstrate proper cooking methods and techniques required of the food service industry.
  3. Students will demonstrate proper safety and sanitation skills as it applies to the food service industry.
  4. Program completers will identify different elements of the hospitality industry and skills needed to gain employment.

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 to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major 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 - Core

Complete 46 units

CUL ART 001

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

2

CUL ART 003

Sanitation and Safety

2

CUL ART 004

Food and Beverage Cost Technologies

2

CUL ART 005

Commercial Food Preparation

4

CUL ART 007

Baking

3

CUL ART 008

European Pastry Production

4

CUL ART 009

Restaurant Operations

9

CUL ART 011

Menu Planning

1.5

CUL ART 013

Purchasing and Receiving

1.5

CUL ART 019

Kitchen Management

9

CUL ART 025

Food Service Management

2

CUL ART 029

Beverage Management

1.5

CUL ART 073

Garde Manger

1.5

FCS 006

Nutrition

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 46

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60