Culinary Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: CART
Hegis Code: 5404.00
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The culinary profession is a challenging and rewarding occupation. Chefs continually explore new trends in cuisine. The hospitality industry demands trained chefs, cooks and baking specialties for all levels of employment. This program provides students with opportunity and training in our new Culinary Arts Facility via Regional Cuisine dinners, Spa Cuisine luncheons, banquets and Culinary Arts club activities, as well as an internship. The program is designed to train the student to enter the culinary profession or prepare for transfer to other culinary institutions. Recommended high school preparation: Chemistry, math functions, speech and introduction to foods class.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3

Writing I 

ENG101 or ENG100A &ENG100B
3

SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
3 Mathematics  
3-4 Lab Science  
6 Social Science  
3 Business Elective BUS102BUS103, BUS165 or ECO101
1 Sanitation  CUL125 (Fall only)
4 Basic Food Preparation I CUL127 (Fall only)
4 Basic Food Preparation II  CUL128 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Baking Techniques CUL130
2 Casual Dining Room Service CUL131
3 Advanced Baking Techniques CUL132 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
2 Fine Dining Room Service CUL133
2 Food Specification & Control  CUL135
4 Advanced Food Service I CUL137 (Fall only - Prereq Required)
4 Advanced Food Service II  CUL138 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
2

Culinary Arts Elective

Choose 1 from:

CUL140 Introduction to Wine and Spirits

CUL143 Bar Operations and Mixology

CUL 148 Cooking for Special Diets (Prereq Required)

2 Sauce Theory I CUL 142 (Prereq Required)
2 Mathematical Applications for the Food Service Profession CUL141 (Spring only)
1 Contemporary Culinary Trends CUL146  (Prereq Required)
3 Culinary Arts Internship CUL178 (Prereq Required)
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences  
64 minimum credits required for graduation  

 

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101 or ENG100A & ENG100B
1 CUL125
4 CUL127
3 CUL130
2 CUL131 (See Note 2)
2 CUL135 (See Note 3)
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
4 CUL128
2 CUL141
3 CUL132
2 CUL133 (See Note 2)
2 CUL 142
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 CUL178 (See Note 5)
4 CUL137
3 Social Science
3 Mathematics (See Note 6)
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
1 CUL146 (See Note 4)
Fourth Semester
3 Social Science 
4 CUL138
3 BUS102, BUS103, BUS165 or ECO 101
3-4 Lab Science
2 Culinary Arts elective (See Note 4 & 7)

NOTES:

  1. In addition to textbook expenses, students in the Culinary Arts program are expected to purchase uniforms ($100+) and a knife set ($300+).  Hats and/or hair nets are required by the New York State Health Code.  Students will be required to comply with the dress and sanitation requirements of the New york State Department of Health.  Note:  The only jewelry permitted in cooking laboratiories are wedding rings and waterproof watches.  No nail polish or fake nails are allowed in cooking laboratories.  No open toe shoes, boots, slippers or heels allowed in cooking laboratories (non-slip shoes and sneakers only).  Full uniform attire is required for any food preparation activity in all labs and events at all times.
  2. Students must take CUL131 and CUL133 in the first academic year but not same semester, either in the fall or spring.
  3. CUL 135 must be met in the first academic year either in the fall or spring semester.
  4. CUL 146 and Culinary Arts electives (CUL 140, CUL 143, and CUL 148) can be taken after the required prerequisite culinary courses pending on student interests.
  5. Students may register for CUL 178 Internship after completing 32 credit hours, 18 of which are in their major.  Internship site will be set up with instructor approval.
  6. Paul Smith's College transfer students: A student must complete six credits of mathematics from Adirondack; MAT 108, MAT 109 or MAT 127 are recommended.  Please see an advisor for articulation agreement details.
  7. Johnson & Wales University transfer students: Students should take CUL142 and CUL143. Please see an advisor for articulation agreement details.
  8. SUNY Cobleskill transfer students: Please see an advisor for articulation agreement details.
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