Associate in Applied Science

Washtenaw Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program has what you need to take your skill-set to the next level professionally and personally. Employers in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry are frequently seeking candidates with a formal education and training to succeed. You will be immersed in classroom environments generating hands-on learning experiences in a real world environment.

Here's what you can expect turning your passion into an exciting career:

Accreditation

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program has been accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation since 2003. The ACFEF Accreditation assures that our program meets or exceeds national standards, increases student knowledge of industry standards, and enhances credibility for obtaining employment. By completing this program student graduates can earn the ACF designation Certified Culinarian®, which will further enhance your career and competitive edge.

Earned Credentials

Embedded in our rich program offerings, students are equipped with key managerial competencies and concepts through the National Restaurant Association's Manage First program. Certificates that students can earn upon successful national examination performance includes ServSafe®, Controlling Food Service Cost, Hospitality Human Resources Management and Supervision, Hospitality and Restaurant Management, Customer Service, and ServSafe Alcohol®.

Career Outlook

Along with the potential of becoming an Executive Chef, upon successful completion of the program graduates can secure careers as Restaurant General Managers, Food and Beverage Directors, Personal Chefs, Restauranteurs, Food Writers and Critics, Food Science, Food Manufacturing, and beyond. Our vast industry can lead your career in many directions such as in fine-dining restaurants, hotels and resorts, catering and banquet halls, hospitals, sports venues, contract dining service for universities and corporations and more. Become employed where personal passion meets opportunity and career success.

Highlights

  • Develop professional culinary skills and hospitality spirit meeting industry demands
  • Student Run Restaurant for real world experiential learning
  • Emphasis on hands-on- activity and project based learning