Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog

Professional Culinary Arts AAS Degree

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Schoolcraft program code #AAS.0P400/#AAS.00400

The Professional Culinary Arts Associate Degree is designed to develop the advanced skill sets necessary to become successful in the dynamic field of the restaurant industry. Emphasis will be placed on foundational cooking principles, nutritional recipe composition, front and back-of-the-house procedures, baking and pastry concepts, professional restaurant operations, butchery, charcuterie fabrication, and international cuisines. Practical experience will be obtained by operating the American Harvest Restaurant and Main Street Cafe venues. Students in this program are prepared to immediately enter the workforce. Two elective courses, as well as two program-supportive courses for this degree, help expand the student’s experience in the culinary field.

This program contains some courses restricted to students officially admitted to this program. Students are listed in a pre-program code while the application requirements are being met. The full program start date and implementation of the program code may be dependent on space availability.  Requirements are listed online at Additionally, CUL 102 , Culinary Sanitation, or proof of current ServSafe certification as well as CUL 103 , Introduction to Professional Cooking Skills and Techniques are pre-program requirements. Students with approved high school articulation agreements can waive the CUL 103  requirement.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate of applied science degree. The program is stackable to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management.

The culinary arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, Inc. Accrediting Commission. Accreditation assures that a program is meeting standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services. For more information on accreditation, please contact:

Kevin Roberts
American Culinary Federation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
904-824-4468 ext. 249
Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an Academic Advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Admission Prerequisites

These courses are pre-program requirements and not included in degree program totals.

Total Credits: 6

First Year

Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 11-12

English Communication

Select second General Education English Communication   course

Mathematics - Credits: 3-5

Select General Education Mathematics  course

Total Credits: 10-12

Second Year

Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14-15

Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12-15

Program Total: 60-66 Credits

* If a student provides documentation of current ServSafe certification, CUL 102  is not required. This course is also open to any Schoolcraft student.

** Students with an approved high school articulation agreement can waive the CUL 103  requirement.    

*** CUL 297  has a prerequisite of CUL 295  or consent of Instructor.


Select two courses from the classes listed below to fulfill the elective requirement:

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