Culinary Arts Diploma – CA44

Program Description:

The Culinary Arts Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts Diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.

Entrance date:

Core courses: Each semester

Occupationally specific courses: Fall and Spring semesters

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Provision of a health certificate documenting adequate health including the ability to lift 50 pounds, to do prolonged standing and to tolerate heat is required. Documentation of a negative tuberculosis skin test or chest X-ray is required.

Credits required for graduation: 52

Culinary Arts Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

Occupational Courses 44 credits

CUUL 1000Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

4

CUUL 1110Culinary Safety and Sanitation

2

CUUL 1120Principles of Cooking

6

COLL 1020Albany Success Course

3

CUUL 1129Fundamentals of Restaurant Operations

4

CUUL 1220Baking Principles

4

CUUL 1320Garde Manger

4

CUUL 2160Contemporary Cuisine

4

CUUL 1370Culinary Nutrition and Menu Development

3

Select from one of two following practicum or advanced culinary courses for a min. of 6 cr.

CUUL 2130Culinary Practicum and Leadership

6

CUUL 2140Advanced Baking and International Cuisine

6

Select from one of two following courses for a min. of 3 cr.

MGMT 1115Leadership

3

CUUL 2190Principles of Leadership

3