Culinary Arts & Systems
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts and Systems prepares students for management positions in a wide variety of hospitality operations. In addition to instruction in classical culinary methods, students benefit from a broad range of liberal arts courses. Supervision and leadership skills are developed throughout the program. Students develop skills in guest service, beverage service, dessert preparation, and savory preparation while practicing in the school's fine-dining operations.

Program Specs

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Culinary Arts & Systems
Culinary Arts & Systems
Culinary Arts & Systems

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

The Culinary Arts Technology associate's degree (CY) is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The core courses in the first two years of CY are essentially the same as the core courses in the first two years of the BCA major.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for food service managers was $48,080 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,540.The top 10 percent earned more than $82,370.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Restaurants and Other Eating Places133,460$24.48$50,910
Special Food Services11,760$27.66$57,540
Traveler Accommodation8,680$29.33$61,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises7,430$29.63$61,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools5,450$26.24$54,580

Statistics reported in May 2013

Internship Requirement

Read more about the required internship.

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

View transfer agreements with other colleges

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms/Special Equipment Needs

View food production lab uniform policy.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Alpha Chi (ΑΧ)

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American Culinary Federation

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Penn College Diners' Club

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Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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