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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 66
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The Culinary Arts AAS degree offers students extensive hands-on cooking experience while including a broad range of liberal arts and management courses to provide students the skills needed to succeed in the complex food world. The program embraces a wide range of cuisines and cultures which expose students to a variety of cooking techniques, recipes, and ingredients that satisfy today's consumers. As part of the program students will develop nutrition, kitchen procedures, menu planning, and recipe development in specialized courses that each focus on important aspects of culinary development. Additional courses will expose students to the business aspects of culinary arts such as financial planning, human resources, customer relations, and the legal environment. Graduates will have a firm grasp of fundamental culinary and management techniques that support successful culinary operations and are demanded by consumers and industry employers.

Program Locations

  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College 56303

Labor Market Information

  • Private Household Cooks

  • Median wage: $11.27/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Restaurant Cooks

  • Median wage: $11.43/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

  • Median wage: $13.19/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Chefs and Head Cooks

  • Median wage: $21.50/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll-Free: (800) 222-1009 Local: (320) 308-5089 TTY: (320) 308-5988