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Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

View the Semester Map Culinary Arts Associates in Applied Science
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.  

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Program General Requirements

15 CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement. ​ 

Students should select from the following:

Mathematics OR Physical OR Life Sciences course (3)

Social & Behavioral Sciences course (3)  

Fine Arts & Humanities course (3)  

Humanities course (3)  

Program Core Requirements

49 CH

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Career Pathways

Culinary Arts & Hospitality

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