Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts
Associate of Science
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online. Required cooking courses cannot be completed online.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Establish and maintain safety and sanitation procedures
  • Prepare standardized recipes using a variety of cooking techniques which meet industry quality standards
  • Prepare a variety of international recipes utilizing the correct techniques, ingredients and equipment which meet industry quality standards
  • Describe and perform tasks related to common business practices in the culinary industry, including inventory, menu planning, cost control, and food purchasing.
  • Seek entry-level positions in commercial and institutional food service settings.
  • Define and articulate the core values of the culinary professional.
  • Describe the principles of food and beverage management.

Program Courses


CUL107 Concepts & Theories of Culinary Techniques
CUL110 Fundamentals of Classical Techniques
CUL115 American Regional Cuisine
CUL128 Introduction to Pastry Techniques & Dessert Artistry
CUL205 Garde Manger
CUL206 Sustainable Purchasing & Controlling Costs
CUL207 Management by Menu
CUL216 Asian Cuisine
CUL218 Management Supervision & Career Development
CUL219 Food & Beverage Operations Management
CUL220 Classical European Cuisines
CUL221 World Cuisines
CUL222 Latin Cuisine
CUL229 Art Culinaire
CUL230 Á la Carte Kitchen & Dining Room Service
CUL233 Capstone/Portfolio

Credits Required 66


COM101 Communication for College & Career Success
ENG110 English Composition
HUM201 Historical & Political Issues
HUM290 Liberal Studies Capstone
MTH105 College Algebra
SCI156 Nutritional Science

Credits Required 20


Program Electives

Credits Required 4
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Note: The Art Institute of Las Vegas reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.