Culinary Arts Technology

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The Culinary Arts Technology provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. 

The heart of the Culinary Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction by a chef instructor in a commercial kitchen. All students must wear appropriate chef’s uniforms for all lab classes. A one-year certificate in Culinary Arts Technology: Food Preparation option may be awarded after successful completion of the courses listed in the certificate sequence. Successful completion of the two-year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts Technology.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each CUT and HRT course to progress in the program.

Minimum program admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements):

  • Attain an ACT composite score of 17;
  • Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 60 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
  • Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with an average of “C” (CGPA of 2.0) or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement;
  • Secure the recommendation of the program coordinator; and
  • Complete an interview with the program coordinator when one of the above minimum admission requirements is not met.

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.  Admission is contingent on the number of available spots in the program at the time the prospective student meets all requirements.

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Hours
CUT 1153 Introduction to the Culinary Arts 3
CUT 1114 Culinary Principles I 4
HRT 1213 Sanitation and Safety 3
HRT 1163 Culinary Math 3
CUT 1134 Principles of Baking 4
CUT 1511 Seminar I 1
  Semester Hours 18
SECOND SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Description Hours
CUT 2223 Menu Planning 3
CUT 1124 Culinary Principles II 3
CUT 2314 American Regional Cuisine 4
CUT 1513 Garde Manger 3
CUT 1521 Seminar II 3
  Semester Hours 16
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Description Hours
HRT 1223 Restaurant and Catering Operations 3
CUT  2424 International Cuisine 4
CUT  2923 Supervised  Work Experience in Culinary Arts Technology 3
HRT 2613 Hospitality Supervision 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
CUT 1531 Seminar III 1
  Semester Hours 17
SECOND SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
  Math/Science 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Social Science 3
  Behavioral Sciences  
HRT 1541  Seminar IV 1
  Semester Hours 13
  Total Semester Hours 64

 

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Hours
CUT  1153 Introduction to the Culinary Arts 3
CUT 1114 Culinary Principles I 4
HRT  1213 Sanitation and Safety 3
HRT 1163 Culinary Math 3
CUT 1134 Principles of Baking 4
CUT 1511 Seminar I 1
  Semester Hours 18
SECOND SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Description Hours
CUT 2223 Menu Planning 3
CUT 1124 Culinary Principles II 4
CUT 2314 American Regional Cuisine 4
CUT 1521 Seminar II 1
  Semester Hours 12
  Total Semester Hours 30
Career Certificate Exit Point  
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER 
Course Number Course Description Hours
HRT 1223 Restaurant and Catering Operations 3
CUT  2424 International Cuisine 4
CUT  2923 Supervised  Work Experience in Culinary  Arts Technology 3
HRT 2613 Hospitality Supervision 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
CUT 1531 Seminar III 1
  Semester Hours 17
  Total Semester Hours 47
Technical Certificate Exit Point  

 

  • Sous Chef
  • Line Cook
  • Food Preparation Supervisor
  • Pastry Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Chef
  • Caterer
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Journalist
  • Menu Planning
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • American Regional Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Restaurant and Catering Operations
  • $21,614 Salary Range
  • $45,091 Salary Range after five years.

Students in the program are members of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). The Culinary Program has been chosen as one of the top 10 culinary schools in the state by Best Choice Schools. Culinary students gain the opportunity to be members of the International Collegiate DECA. MCC’s program has produced had first through sixth place winners at both the state and international levels of competition in Culinary Skills, Restaurant Management, Business Ethics, Human Resource Management and Advertising Campaign categories. 

 

 For more information For more information:
An Howard Hill, coordinator
ahill14@meridiancc.edu
601.581.3554

 For more information For more information:
Valerie Creel, advisor
vcreel@meridiancc.edu
601.481.1351