The A.A.S. degree program in Culinary Arts is a sequential learning program taught over four semesters. All semesters include lecture, discussion, demonstration and hands-on production that allow students to practice the techniques of food production in a commercial food service environment. The curriculum includes additional methods and techniques that will increase the student’s repertoire of ethnic and classical menus. In addition, the coursework will include management skills, cost control, budgeting techniques, merchandising, business planning, resume writing and interviewing techniques. General Education classes must be completed to satisfy the degree requirements. Students will receive the ServSafe® Sanitation Certification and will be eligible for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois Sanitation certificates upon completion.