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Culinary Arts Program

Get the Skills & Practical Experience to Pursue a Professional Culinary Arts Career

Culinary Arts Programs students at OCI learn through a combination of lecture, demonstration and extensive practice in kitchen labs. As a student in these programs you will also work in the school’s open-to-the-public restaurant which gives you valuable practical experience prior to your professional externship and graduation.

Successful graduates of the Culinary Arts programs can enter the professional world with confidence. You can feel fully prepared for the challenges and rewards of a successful career in this industry.

There are two Culinary Arts Program career paths to choose from:

 

Culinary Arts Diploma Program: 32 Weeks

The Culinary Arts Diploma Program is designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level position in a variety of food service industry work settings. This shorter culinary program emphasizes safety, sanitation, the understanding of ingredients, flavors and cooking methods, and the development of fundamental skills and techniques.

The Culinary Arts Diploma Program allows graduates to enter the professional world a little sooner, while the AAS Degree program provides higher-level, culinary management career preparation.

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Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursExtern HoursQuarter Credits
Major Requirements
CUL111Introduction to Professional Cuisine40607.0
CUL121Cooking Methods and Flavor Essentials40607.0
CUL131Professional Culinary Technique40607.0
CUL141Advanced Culinary Technique40607.0
CUL152Culinary Artistry20203.0
CUL161Restaurant Practical101006.0
CUL197Culinary Practical Externship2408.0
HUM170Food Ethics and Social Responsibility404.0
Program Total23036024049.0

 

Culinary Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: 64 Weeks

The Culinary Management AAS Program is designed to prepare graduates for a culinary management career in a wide variety of food service industry work settings, including owning your own business. The core curriculum covers safety, sanitation, the understanding of ingredients, flavors and cooking methods, professional cuisine, culinary artistry, food and beverage service, wine studies, dining room management, costing and analysis, marketing principles, human resource management, and the development of essential communication skills. Related business management studies and general education will round out the program.

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Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursExtern HoursQuarter Credits
Major Requirements
CUL111Introduction to Professional Cuisine40607.0
CUL121Cooking Methods and Flavor Essentials40607.0
CUL131Professional Culinary Technique40607.0
CUL141Advanced Culinary Technique40607.0
CUL152Culinary Artistry20203.0
CUL161Restaurant Practical101006.0
CUL197Culinary Practical Externship2408.0
RMT110Beverage Service and Mixology202.0
RMT130Dining Room Essentials202.0
RMT142Restaurant Service Practical20404.0
RMT150Fundamentals of Restaurant Marketing202.0
RMT161Food and Beverage Systems Management303.0
RMT170Oenology and Viticulture202.0
RMT220Labor Costing and Analysis202.0
RMT230Wine Regions of the World202.0
RMT260Advanced Restaurant Marketing202.0
RMT270Restaurant Management Capstone202.0
Total40040024068.0
General Education Requirements
HUM120Human Resource Perspectives202.0
HUM170Food Ethics and Social Responsibility404.0
COM131Workplace Communications303.0
COM151Communications in Diverse Organizations404.0
ENG115Introduction to College Writing20203.0
ENG121English Composition20203.0
ENG221Writing the Research Paper20203.0
Total1906022.0
Program Total59046024090.0

 

Which Program is Right for You?

A friendly and knowledgeable OCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you explore which Culinary Arts Program best fits your goals.

For more information and to contact OCI Admissions, complete the form on the side of this page to receive a 28-Page Program Guide, or call 1.888.OCI.CHEF (1.888.624.2433) to speak with an Admissions Advisor right away.

 


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