2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Culinary Arts Associate of Science

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The Advanced Culinary Arts Associate of Science program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities within the restaurant and hospitality industries as professional culinarians. Some of these positions include, but are not limited to, institution and cafeteria cooks, private household cooks, food preparation workers, food service managers, chefs and head cooks, first line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, and line and prep cooks in all areas of restaurant and hospitality industries. The program offers coursework for both career training and professional improvement. Students will be provided with the essential skills of sanitation, foundational and advanced cooking and baking, various ethnic and regional cuisines as well as 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 entry-level employment in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate basic fundamental knowledge and skills related to the culinary arts.
  • Demonstrate competence in food production while using safety and sanitation protocol necessary for employment in the culinary arts.

Total Units for the Major: 37-43

Restricted Electives:

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