Exciting professional careers relying on your character, leadership and technical skills are available and waiting in the global industry of hospitality and tourism. Coupled with diverse line level work experience, the student completing this degree can expect to achieve an entry level supervisory or management position in one of the following areas:
- Full Service Hotels
- Resort and Travel Destinations
- Fine Dining Restaurants
- Health Care Services
- College and University Dining
- Conference Centers
- Food Sales and Marketing
- School Food Service
- Casual Dining Restaurants
- Sports, Leisure and Event Services
The Associate in Applied Science Culinary Arts Program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The program has also earned the Exemplary Program Award symbolizing the highest educational standards recognized by the ACFEFAC. The award is presented to programs that have proven consistent compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements along with excellent management of the program. ACFEFAC is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Instructors receive training and certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational lnstitute, The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Federation of Dining Room Professionals and the American Culinary Federation.
For a four-year degree in the Hospitality field, refer to articulation agreements with Siena Heights University, Eastern Michigan University or Madonna University. Students can transfer up to 90 credits (three years work) from HFCC and complete approximately their last year at one of the above listed universities.
Chefs Uniform Required for this Culinary lab class. (PRC)= A score of 43 or above on the ASSET Reading Test, or 82 or above on the COMPASS Test, or satisfactory completion of ENG 081 Developmental College Reading.
The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts is accredited as an exemplary program by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation Accrediting Commission (ALLFEFAC).
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Madonna University
- Siena Heights University
Required Core Courses
*HOSP 121 (2 Cr Hrs), HOSP 124 (3 Cr Hrs), and HOSP 125 (3 Cr Hrs) must be taken concurrently. HOSP 280 and HOSP 285 may be used for HOSP 121, HOSP 124, and HOSP 125 for evening students.
**Students may take HOSP 190 (minimum of 150 working hours for 2 semesters) instead of HOSP 290 (minimum of 300 hours in 1 semester).
Chefs uniform required to be purchased for culinary lab courses - contact department on process to order uniforms before first class session.
Required Support Courses
See prerequisite for BMA 110.
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.
Requirements are Subject to Change
Recommended Course Sequence
|Term 1||Winter I||Spring I||Summer I||Spring/Summer I|
|HOSP 105||HOSP 108||HOSP 231||HOSP 241||HOSP 115|
|HOSP 121||HOSP 110||HOSP 221|
|HOSP 124||HOSP 140|
|HOSP 125||HOSP 160|
MATH 104*: Students may select either BMA 110, MATH 104 or MATH 110.
Students should not limit themselves to the above courses per term. New students need to be advised by Program Director or the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.