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Culinary Arts - CA44 Diploma

Program Description: The Culinary Arts Diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts Diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, or caterers/culinary managers.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Provision of a health certificate documenting adequate health including the ability to lift 50 lbs., to do prolonged standing, and to tolerate heat.
  • Students may be required to participate in internships at sites which may require one or more of the following: CPR/First Aid Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check, and/or drug screen.
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 44
CUUL 1000 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts 4
CUUL 1110 Culinary Safety and Sanitation 2
CUUL 1120 Principles of Cooking 6
CUUL 1129 Fundamentals of Restaurant Operations 4
CUUL 1220 Baking Principles 5
CUUL 1320 Garde Manger 4
CUUL 1370 Culinary Nutrition and Menu Development 3
CUUL 2160 Contemporary Cuisine 4
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Choose One of the Following (6 Hours) 6
CUUL 2130 Culinary Practicum 6
CUUL 2140 Advanced Baking and International Cuisine 6
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
CUUL 2190 Principles of Culinary Leadership 3
MGMT 1115 Leadership 3
Faculty & Staff

Culinary Arts Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus


Culinary Arts Instructor, Valdosta Campus


Hotel-Restaurant-Travel Management Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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