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Culinary and Hospitality Management (APCULD)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by Culinary Arts and Management Associate in Applied Science Degree (APCULA). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2021 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This program prepares students for a career as a professional culinarian in a restaurant, hospitality, or institutional setting. Culinary Arts professionals have a variety of responsibilities that may include supervising and coordinating the activities of food service workers or dining room employees, planning menus, estimating daily or weekly needs, ordering and maintaining inventories of supplies and equipment, and keeping records of meals served. The program also provides a foundation for continued culinary arts studies at a four-year college and for chef certification through the American Culinary Federation (ACF).


The Art Institute of Michigan, Bachelor degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Madonna University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Carol Deinzer
Terri Herrera
Derek Anders Jr.


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 100 Introduction to Food Service and Hospitality Industry 2
CUL 110 Sanitation and Hygiene * 2
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 13 - 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 104 Baking Science 2
CUL 116 Fundamental Culinary Principles 3
CUL 118 Principles of Nutrition 3
CUL 145 Introduction to Dining Room Protocol 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 6
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 114 Fundamentals of Baking 3
CUL 115 Fundamentals of Pastry 3
CUL 120 Classical Kitchen Operations 3
CUL 121 Modern Kitchen Operations 3
CUL 150 Food Service Management and Supervision 3
Total 15
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 210 Advanced Kitchen Operations: Garde Manger 3
CUL 224 Principles of Cost Control 3
CUL 226 Advanced Dining Room and Beverage Management 4
CUL 230 Advanced Kitchen Operations: American Regional 3
CUL 231 Advanced Kitchen Operations: Global Cuisine 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
67 - 68


*CUL 110 must be taken prior or concurrently with any of the following lab classes: CUL 114, CUL 115, CUL 120, CUL 121.

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