2019-2020 Catalog 
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catering Associate of Science

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The Catering Associate of Science program is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of employment opportunities within catering operations such as catering managers, catering chefs and head cooks, catering cooks, and catering business owners. In addition, the program also offers coursework for professional improvement. Students will be provided with the essential skills of sanitation, foundational cooking and baking, operations, and production in order to reach their career goals and to be competitive in the marketplace.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate preparation for employment in the catering industry.
  • Demonstrate proficient catering skills necessary for business operations.
  • Demonstrate competence in the production of catered events.

Total Units for the Major: 32-38

Restricted Electives:

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Students with valid California ServSafe Certification may have this core requirement waived.
†Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.

Associate of Science Degree

Completion of the courses above and a minimum of 60 units including the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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