Dec 06, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic 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

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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.

Program Description

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management curriculum leads to successful careers throughout the diverse and exciting Hospitality Industry. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment in middle management positions such as assistants to: managers, supervisors of food production and service, event planners, caterers, stewards, banquet managers, rooms division managers, operations managers, purchasing agents, chefs, pastry chefs or bakers. With additional education and/or experience, upward mobility is unlimited.

Course work includes culinary arts, hospitality business management, approved work experience, and a basic liberal arts core, the foundation of all programs. Because of this liberal arts foundation, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management curriculum graduates are able to transfer to four-year colleges. Many students elect to enter directly into the workforce where they find ever-expanding employment opportunities.

Westchester Community College provides professional certification through the ManageFirst Program of the National Restaurant Association including ServSafe Sanitation and ServSafe Alcohol.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the skills, competencies, and values essential for quality food and beverage production and customer service.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform entry-level management tasks essential for the hospitality industry.
  3. Demonstrate competency in understanding, implementing, and assessing the business goals of a hospitality industry organization.

Program Notes

Westchester Community College is a program partner with The Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Students in our Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program take ManageFirst standardized certificate exams. Completion of a certificate course and a passing grade on the standardized exam entitles the student to a certificate from The Educational Foundation (TEF) and, if all criteria are met, the ability to earn the Manage First Professional Credential.

Courses are to be taken in the sequence outlined in the Educational Plan. Departmental permission is required for any change in that sequence.

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management  Program must earn a minimum grade of “C” in the following courses in order to continue in the program: CULIN 111 , CULIN 112 , CULIN 123 , CULIN 124 , CULIN 210 , CULIN 212 , CULIN 214 CULIN 221 , HOSP 115 , HOSP 126 , HOSP 127 , HOSP 218 , HOSP 220  and HOSP 224 . Students may appeal the decision in writing through the Curriculum Chair. The appeal process mirrors Steps 2-4 of the Grade Appeal Process found in the Student Handbook.

Program Map

The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.


 Semester 1

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ENG 101   3  
MATH 117  or higher 3  
HOSP 115   2  
CULIN 111   2  
CULIN 112   2  
CIS 110     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
CULIN 123   2  
CULIN 124   2  
HOSP 126   2  
HOSP 127   2  
MGT 101   3  
NUTR 101     3  
ENG 102   3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HOSP 218   3  
CULIN 210   2  
CULIN 212   2  
CULIN 214   2  
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 4

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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HOSP 220   3  
HOSP 224   2  
CULIN 221   2  
ACC 118  or higher 3  
BIOL 203  or higher   3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3
Semester Total Credits     16  


Minimum Total Credits: 63

Transfer Opportunities

Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

Career Opportunities

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