2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Food and Hospitality Institute
Degree Plan: Culinary Arts AAS

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro only

(Block Scheduling available at El Centro College)

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CULA.ARTS.10

The Culinary Arts degree provides a learning environment for the skills necessary to perform in various culinary related positions.

The Culinary Arts degree is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation.

Students pursuing this award program are required to achieve an appropriate minimum assessment score eligible for DMAT 0091 and DREA 0091 OR above OR concurrent enrollment when registering for Food and Hospitality courses.



HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
# CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3
+++Elective MATH Elective 3


# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
# CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 3
RSTO 1304 Dining Room Service 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
CHEF 1264 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Culinary Arts/Chef Training 3


# CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3


RSTO 2301 Principle of Food and Beverage Controls 3
CHEF 1310 Garde Manger 3
RSTO 1325 Purchasing for Hospitality Operations 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
+Elective Culinary Arts Elective 3


IFWA 1318 Nutrition for the Food Service Professional 3
CHEF 1441 American Regional Cuisine OR 4
CHEF 1445 International Cuisine (4)
# RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Culinary Arts Elective - Students must choose from the list below and cannot apply the same courses to the Food and Hospitality Service AAS electives:

CHEF 1302 Principles of Healthy Cuisine 3
CHEF 2302 Saucier 3
CHEF 2341 Advanced Culinary Competition 3
# PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop 3
RSTO 1306 Facilities Layout and Design 3
RSTO 1319 Viticulture and Enology 3
RSTO 2307 Catering 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

#This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

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