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Spring 2017 Course Catalog 
    
Spring 2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management A.A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Nutrition and Dietetics
HEGIS: 5404
Co-Department Chairs: Philip McGrath & Teresa Schlanger

Philip McGrath
Office Location: STC - 147
Telephone: 914-606-6519
Email: philip.mcgrath@sunywcc.edu

Teresa Schlanger
Office Location: STC - 211
Telephone: 914-606-6750
Email: teresa.schlanger@sunywcc.edu

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2017. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Defined

The purpose of the A.A.S. is to be fully trained for immediate employment upon graduation. Students who opt to continue on to pursue higher levels of education are encouraged to check with the receiving institution regarding transferability of credits. Click to learn more about the differences among award types .

Program Description


The Culinary Arts & Management curriculum leads to careers, not only in restaurants, but also in commercial, on-site, and institutional establishments. Graduates of the Culinary Arts & Management curriculum initially perform middle management positions, such as assistants to managers, supervisors of food production and service, caterers, stewards, banquet managers, purchasing agents, chefs, or bakers. With additional education and/or experience, upward mobility is unlimited.

Course work includes culinary arts, business management, an approved work experience, and a basic liberal arts core, the foundation of all programs. Because of this liberal arts foundation, Culinary Arts & Management curriculum graduates are able to transfer to four-year colleges. Transfer agreements with several nearby colleges enable graduates to transfer with full credit. Graduates transfer to baccalaureate programs in other parts of the country.

Westchester Community College provides certification through the ManageFirst Program of the National Restaurant Association in ServSafe Sanitaion and ServSafe Alcohol.

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Management  Program must earn a minimum grade of “C” in required departmental culinary lab courses in order to continue in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the skills and values essential for food production in a kitchen and customer service in a dining room.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform entry-level management tasks essential for producing and serving a luncheon successfully. 
  3. Demonstrate competency in managing a food service operation.

Program Requirements


General Education Requirements - 22 Credits


Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of  SUNY General Education Courses .

Basic Communication (3 credits)


Humanities (3 credits)


Mathematics (3 credits)


Social Sciences (3 credits)


The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations (3 credits)


  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    The Arts – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Foreign Language – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Other World Civilizations – see SUNY General Education Courses  

American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)


  • Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

                    American History – see SUNY General Education Courses  
                    Western Civilization – see SUNY General Education Courses  

Degree Requirement Note(s)


* Must be completed and report accepted prior to taking Hospitality Seminar. (See advisor)

Minimum Total Credits - 62


Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan 

Career Path Opportunities


Are you wondering what careers you can explore with a degree or certificate? Perhaps you are not sure what people do or how much money they make in certain careers that pique your interest? Would you like to know how many jobs are predicted to be available in a particular industry? Or maybe you are unsure whether receiving a degree or certificate would be right for you? Go to https://sunywcc.emsicareercoach.com to explore career paths, their associated job descriptions, salary trends, and jobs trends. Complete a career assessment for additional guidance. Still not sure? Visit www.sunywcc.edu/career for more career resources and contacts.

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for its incoming and graduating students. To ensure its graduates enjoy a seamless transfer with junior status to another college in the same discipline at both institutions (transferred from/to) and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer, Westchester Community College has signed Transfer Articulation Agreements with many colleges that offer bachelor’s degree programs. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transferarticulation to see a list of Articulation Agreements by institution or search by a specific program of study. Visit www.sunywcc.edu/transfer for additional transfer resources and contacts.

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are eager to have Westchester Community College graduates transfer to their institutions. Consider this an incentive to complete your WCC degrees with high honors!  Go to www.sunywcc.edu/scholarships to view the many transfer scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges.

Getting Started


Are you a prospective Westchester Community College graduate? We look forward to seeing you soon! Apply today, then see the College’s Admissions and Enrollment Checklist.
 

 

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