Culinary Arts Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Providing aspiring culinarians with professional skills in leadership, supervision, and culinary preparation to obtain sucessful careers in the hospitality industry while emphasizing production management, showmanship, and guest service.

Program Specs

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Culinary Arts Technology
Culinary Arts Technology
Culinary Arts Technology

About the curriculum


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

Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

Certified Culinarian

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.

After graduation

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, the median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $42,490 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,160.The top 10 percent earned more than $74,240.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Restaurants and Other Eating Places59,040$21.09$43,870
Traveler Accommodation13,010$25.36$52,750
Special Food Services12,690$22.71$47,240
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries6,410$25.63$53,300
Grocery Stores1,940$18.83$39,180

Statistics reported in May 2013

Internship Requirement

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms/Special Equipment Needs

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

Clubs & Activities

American Culinary Federation

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Penn College Diners' Club

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Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ)

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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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