Extended Degree Program - Associate in Applied Science (CUL.AASX)
The Culinary Arts program accredited by the American Culinary Federation, leads to an Associate’s Degree in applied science and industry certification. It is designated
as an extended degree program in that the student must complete 73 or more credit hours. The program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a career as a culinary professional leading to a
position as an executive chef or food and beverage manager.
The first year emphasizes foundation skills, knowledge, and technical processes of food safety, cookery, baking, and guest services. The second year builds on students skills to include
the study and practice of classical and contemporary cuisines, pastries and skill refinement. Management principles, industry standards, human resources, and financial applications practiced in food
and beverage operations will be presented throughout the curriculum. Opportunities are available for students seeking culinary competition experience in multiple venues.
A working internship and successful completion of A.C.F. culinary skills practical exam are required for program completion. Upon graduation students are eligible for certification by the
American Culinary Federation.
Before enrolling in the Culinary Arts program, students should review the Culinary Arts Program standards found on the following webpage:
www.oaklandcc.edu/culinary. Students must also attend a mandatory Culinary Arts orientation session prior to enrolling in