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7/22/2021 2:19:39 PM

Hospitality Industry Administration Culinary Arts, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum HIA.CUL.AAS (C206L)

(Total Program Credits: 61)

The Hospitality Industry Administration Culinary Arts Degree prepares the student for potential positions as food service workers, cooks and potential chefs in restaurants, hotels, country clubs and other food service establishments. Students are trained in hands-on culinary and baking laboratories where the student will practice their skills in quantity food preparation techniques. The degree also includes general education requirements, management training, safety and sanitation training, purchasing, marketing, menu design, nutrition, supervision and labor/food cost control.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree Culinary Arts program, the graduate will be able to:

  • apply safety and sanitation skills in laboratories;
  • operate professional kitchen equipment properly;
  • identify ingredients;
  • effectively communicate with guests and staff;
  • calculate food cost, selling price, labor cost and recipe amounts;
  • create menus for restaurants and catering venues;
  • exhibit proper hospitality; and
  • efficiently manage time in food production.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIA 100Culinary Mathematics

2 credits

HIA 110Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

3 credits

HIA 115Food Sanitation & Safety

2 credits

HIA 120Dining Room Service

3 credits

HIA 128Introduction to Baking and Pastry

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

          HIA 100 and HIA 115 meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 100Basic Accounting I

3 credits

HIA 130Culinary Arts Quantity-Food Preparation I

3 credits

HIA 132Nutrition

2 credits

HIA 133Menu Writing

2 credits

HIA 150Food Preparation Essentials & Theory

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Notes: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

ACC 100 meet the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIA 225Hospitality Supervision #

3 credits

HIA 228Specialty Baking and Pastry #

3 credits

HIA 250Hospitality Marketing

3 credits

HIA 255Culinary Arts-Garde Manger

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIA 260Culinary Arts Quantity-Food Preparation II #

3 credits

HIA 276Food & Beverage Purchasing/Cost Control

3 credits

HIA 277Catering Management

3 credits

HIA 295Cooperative Work Experience #

2 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Graduation Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education:

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Culinary Arts

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

See HIA course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Coordinator: Denise Smith-Gaborit, Ext. 3624