Culinary Management AS Degree

(Includes Certificate Program) 

The  Associate of Science in Culinary Arts Management program at College of the Desert provides training for management careers in the food service and lodging industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s job market. The program emphasizes management and computer skills required for hotel and restaurant management, as well as solid training in intermediate-level cooking and baking, safety and sanitation, food procurement and menu planning.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
CART 010Food Procurement & Cost Control3
CART 0113
CART 020Baking and Pastries I3
CART 040Culinary Fundamentals3
CART 060Sanitation and Safety2
BUHM 050Introduction to the Hospitality Industry3
BUHM 0633
BUMA 001Principles of Management3
HS 013General Nutrition3
HS 014Principles of Food3
Select 11 units from the following:
BUMA 010Introduction to Business3
BUMA 027Marketing3
BUMA 028Introduction To Entrepreneurship3
BUMA 029Retail Merchandise Management3
CART 002Kitchen Basics0.5
CART 021Baking and Pastries II3
CART 030Whole Food Natural Cooking4
CART 042Catering and Production Cooking3
CART 043Hors d'oeuvres & Appetizers2
CART 044Charcuterie2
CART 045Deli and Lunch Cookery2.5
CART 046Breakfast Cookery1.5
CART 064Taste, Smell, & Flavor2
CART 073Culture and Cuisine2
CART 074Advanced Cooking2
CART 095ACulinary Arts Work Experience1-8
CIS 010Computer Literacy4
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2