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 successful careers in the hospitality industry while emphasizing production management, showmanship, and guest service.

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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.

Career Opportunities

Cook, sous chef, line chef, garde manger, steward, catering chef.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for chefs and head cooks was $45,950 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $78,570.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Restaurants and Other Eating Places74,430$22.16$46,100
Special Food Services15,050$24.82$51,620
Traveler Accommodation13,880$27.96$58,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries6,570$28.75$59,810
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only)2,860$21.90$45,550

Statistics reported in May 2017

Internship Requirement

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Transfer Procedures

Students transferring from associate degree programs at Penn College or another college will have their transcripts evaluated by Penn College officials prior to acceptance into the major.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List & Uniform Policy

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

Clubs & Activities

Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Daniel R Dalton, Three Rivers Program Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Mr. Francis A Daniele, Chef/Owner, Joanna's Italian Bakery
  • Ms. Diane L Dorner, '79, District Supervisor, Carrols Corporation
  • Mr. James M Fry
  • Mr. Drew Kendall, Chef, Wegmans
  • Mr. Chris Kowalewski, Chief Growth Officer & Senior VP of Sales, Compass Group North America
  • Ms. Samantha Liedtka-Gundlach, '10, Owner, Samantha's Kitchen
  • Mr. George Logue, III, '10, Co-owner/Chef, Herman & Luther's
  • Ms. Erin Oggier, Food and Beverage Manager & Event Coordinator, Lancaster Country Club
  • Mr. Kristan T Patterson, Chief Artisan Baker, Penn State University Bakery
  • Mr. Gary R Rice, President/Owner, Rice's Food Equipment & Consulting, Inc.

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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