Culinary Arts - Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 529

Program Information
Food industry professions are among the top five in growth demand in the state. First conceived more than six years ago in response to the rapid growth of the food service sector both across the country (+18%) and in New Jersey (+24%), the new Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism programs at BCC represents a multimillion dollar investment by the college. Cumberland County College has articulated a joint degree program with BCC which affords Cumberland students the opportunity to complete the first year of General Education courses at CCC and apply to BCC’s program to complete the second year at BCC. The new programs in Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism at BCC will offer state-of- the-art preparation to work in fine food establishments and services, including: restaurants, catering facilities, cruise lines, personal chef services, bakeries, hotels and resorts, casino restaurants and banquet facilities. BCC’s programs will be certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In addition, all students will take ServeSafe Certification tests and ACF certification exams.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate As graduates of the region’s premier Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism programs, BCC students will be positioned to earn an AAS in Culinary Arts. They will also be eligible to earn a certificate in Cooking and Baking. As important, Culinary graduates will be eligible for seamless transfer to Drexel University’s prestigious programs in Culinary Arts, Culinary Science and Hospitality Management.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•State-of-the-art preparation to work in fine food establishments, including restaurants, casinos, catering facilities, and bakeries. •Training in both front-of-the-house (customer service, banquet serving) and back-of-the-house (food preparation, baking, menu planning, sanitation, and food costing) skills. •Culinary training combined with a foundation in the liberal arts and business curriculum, and related work experience, including internships.

Program Requirements (63)
English Composition 1
General Education Humanities Elective
General Education Social Science Elective
Food Service Sanitation & Accident Prevention (BBC Online)
Effective Speech
General Education Lab Science Elective
General Education Elective

Total Credits: (63)

This is a joint program with Burlington County College. *Culinary Electives: Students may select, in consultation with an advisor, any 3 or 4 credit course in Casino Resort Management (CRM), Culinary Arts (CUL), or Hospitality (HOS) that is not already required for the program at BCC.