Culinary Arts Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This associate's degree in Culinary Arts Technology prepares students for culinary positions in commercial, institutional, and industrial food service operations. Students learn classic culinary methods, guest service techniques, and restaurant management skills, preparing them for success in the culinary field.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
Graduates of this program who maintain an active Junior membership in the local A.C.F. chapter are eligible to certify as a Certified Culinarian for free.
Graduates of the CY major can elect to continue their education in the four-year BCA major without loss of credits. CY grads can also elect to begin employment while working on course requirements for the four-year degree.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $42,480 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,530, and the top 10 percent earned more than $74,120.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places||52,620||$21.08||$43,840|
|Special Food Services||11,310||$22.45||$46,690|
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||6,190||$25.24||$52,500|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Read more about the required internship.
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Uniforms/Special Equipment Needs
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
American Culinary Federation
Penn College Diners' Club
Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Hospitality Advisory Committee
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.