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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Culinary Arts, AAS

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The Culinary Arts Program will offer an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree through Iowa Central Community College. This program combines the important components of food preparation and culinary arts, along with nutrition, food safety and sanitation, art of cuisine, and food service management. During the second year of the program, students will recieve additional coursework in baking and pastry, breads and desserts, along with advanced cooking classes in food preparation and international cuisine. 

The Culinary Arts Program will also provide an introduction to applicable hands-on experience throughout the program. These combined learning experiences will provide program graduates with the necessary skill sets to successfully enter the food industry. The students will complete an on-the-job training practicum in an industry field of their choice to complete their well-rounded culinary program. This will provide the student with a real-life experience and introduction into the world of culinary arts. 

Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 65
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
CIP#: 12.05000200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Enhance our partnerships with local industry to fulfill their employment and training needs.
  2. Students will possess the skills needed to be gainfully employed in their chosen career path.
  3. Students will demonstrate competency in the skills needed to satisfy their educational goals.

Program of Study

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 16

Summer Session

Total Hours: 3

Third Semester

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 16

AAS Degree Total Hours: 65

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

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