2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Culinary Arts, Advanced, AS

The Advanced Culinary Arts Associate in Science degree is designed to train individuals in all aspects of the culinary arts field. Successful students will be prepared to work as cooks in a wide range of food service settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, and institutional kitchens. Training options also prepare students to transfer to a professional chef program or four-year university or accelerate opportunities to advance to sous chef level. Students are instructed in the preparation of stocks, soups, sauces, side dishes, garde manger, entrees, breads, pastries, and desserts. While working in the “Student Chef” restaurant, students rotate through kitchen stations to gain the proficiency required to perform at a professional level in a commercial kitchen.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective cost control and recipe conversions in a modern food service establishment.
  2. Demonstrate proper cooking methods and techniques required of the food service industry.
  3. Demonstrate proper safety and sanitation skills as it applies to the food service industry.

Minimum Major Units Required: 45.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 69.5

For more information:

Contact the Arts and Multimedia Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)