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Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems

CULINARY ARTS & SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Associate of Applied Science

This new program of study was developed with advisory groups of chefs, farmers, food processors/distributors, and food industry entrepreneurs incorporating the latest professional culinary standards. Graduates of the program will work as chefs or food entrepreneurs in a variety of settings using their "farm to table" competencies to positively impact health.

Students will spend most of their time working in a real production kitchen and foodservice environment, on a sustainable farm, and in an active food production and distribution facility. The curriculum is grounded at the intersection of food production, social justice, environmental sustainability, nutrition and health. Our close proximity to nursing and allied healthcare programs at the college and new state-of-the-art facilities for culinary, food production, and urban growing environments make this a unique hands-on learning opportunity.

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

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Required Classes*
Course
Class
Credits
AGF 105
Food Industry Career Planning
2
AGF 110
Intro Sustainable Food Systems
3
AGF 120
Summer/Fall Crops Practicum
2
AGF 140
Winter Crops Practicum
2
AGF 210
Healthy Plant to Plate
2
CUL 100
Food Safety Essentials
2
CUL 106
The Science of Food
3
CUL 110
Culinary Foundations
4
CUL 130
Purchasing Practices
2
CUL 170
Food Preservation
2
CUL 200
Menus for Diet & Health
3
CUL 210
Baking & Dessert Fundamentals
4
CUL 220
Fast Casual Cafe Production
4
CUL 230
Fast Casual Cafe & Event Ops
4
CUL 240
Restaurant Dinner Production
4
CUL 250
Restaurant Service & Mgmt
4
CUL 275
Culinary Internship
2-9
ENG 110
College Writing I
3-OR-
ENG 160
College Writing & Research
4
ENG 112
Writing for the Workplace
3-OR
COM 210
Fundamental Prof Communication
3
MATH 105
Culinary & Food Industry Math
3
WPE 130
Nutrition for Health
3
 
Political Science
3
Minimum Total Credits: 64

*It is essential to see a counselor regarding your program of study to verify course requirements and sequencing. To make an appointment, call 269.488.4100 (TTC) or 269.373.7800 (ACC) or 269.548.3205 (BHLC)