Culinary Arts Major

Hospitality and Tourism Management -
Culinary Arts Major

Associate of Applied Business - Curriculum Code 0104

A major in Culinary Arts provides an opportunity to really understand food. From the preparation of simple dishes to the creation of international cuisine, students will learn a variety of cooking skills and techniques through intense hands-on instruction. Emphasis is also placed on safety, sanitation, nutrition and health. Whether the goal is to begin a new career or to gain additional skills for a current one, this program is the place to start.

For more information about this degree, please contact Kristian Smith at 440-366-7546 or

Career information for this program

Fall Semester (First Year)
BIOG 153  Basic Human Nutrition  3
CULN 157 Fundamentals of Food Service Production 3
CULN 175 Purchasing and Product Identification 3
TRSM 112 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
TRSM 118 Food Safety and Sanitation 2
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
CULN 152 Essentials of Dining Room Service > 3
CULN 154 Introduction to Baking and Pastry >


CULN 160 Foodservice Management and Human Resources > 3
CULN 165 Advanced Food Service Production >


ENGL 161 College Composition I


Summer Semester (First Year)
CULN 131 Introduction to Career Management 1
CULN 200 Culinary Arts Externship 2
Arts/Humanities Elective**** 3
Fall Semester (Second Year)
CMMC 151 Oral Communication


CULN 205 Food and Beverage Cost Controls >


CULN 254 International Cuisine >** 3
CULN 255 New World Cuisine >**


MTHM 151 College Mathematics >


Social Sciences Elective***


Spring Semester (Second Year)
CULN 221 Principles of Beverage Service >  OR 2
CULN 215 Beverage Management > 3
CULN 210 Menu Planning and Marketing >


CULN 220  Contemporary Cuisine > 3
CULN 265 Restaurant Capstone >**+


CULN 224

From Farm to Fork >  OR

CULN 225 Advanced Bakeshop > 3
ENGL 162 College Composition II > 3
Total Credit Hours: 70/71

1. > Indicates that this course required a prerequisite.
2. OR Indicates that a student may select either course which may have an effect on the total credit hours.
3. + Minimum GPA 2.0, minimum GPA in major 2.5 and divisional approval. 
4. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.
5. ** Requires Second Year Standing.
6. *** Social Science elective to be selected from PSYH 151 or SOCY 151.
7. **** Arts and Humanities Elective to be selected from HUMS 151 or foreign language.

Established    May 2006
Revised         April 2010
Effective       August 2010


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