Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Culinary Arts, A.A.S.


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HEGIS: 5404.00
PROGRAM CODE: 33507
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Mark D’Alessandro 

DEPARTMENT: TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. demonstrate proper selection and use of equipment in a commercial kitchen setting
  2. demonstrate their understanding of food service management tools, (menu, recipe detail cost cards, specification sheets, inventory, prep sheets, production sheets) and the ability to use them successfully
  3. learn safe food handling for the foodservice and demonstrate their ability to strategize their approach to food safety in a commercial foodservice setting
  4. develop the ability to identify appropriate cooking techniques for a menu item and demonstrate competency in deployment of those techniques
  5. develop the ability to scan a variety of foodservice styles (American/Russian and French) for the appropriate balance of colors, textures, proportion and nutrition
  6. develop their ability to discuss appropriate food and beverage pairing
  7. demonstrate an understanding of wine, beer and spirits service
  8. demonstrate an understanding of management structures for front and back of house operations
  9. have the ability to identify a food business opportunity and develop a plan for creation of that business

Culinary Arts Concentration Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts Concentration requirements, graduates will:

  1. gain familiarity with proper procedures for preserving and presenting proteins

Baking and Pastry Concentration Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Baking and Pastry Concentration requirements, graduates will:

  1. demonstrate their understanding of and an ability to succeed in an array of career tracks within the Baking and Pastry field. 

College Requirements:


Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200  or ENG 2400  also satisfies this requirement.

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):


When Required Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (3 Courses, 9 Credits):


When Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

Select one (1) course from three (3) Groups A to E for a total of nine (9) credits. Each Course Must be in a Different Discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course


B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course


C. Creative Expression Designated Course


D. Individual and Society Designated Course


E. Scientific World Designated Course


Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Concentrations (5 Courses, 15 Credits):


Select one (1) of the following concentrations:

Electives:


0 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60


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