Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

Find a job that requires this degree by visiting Career Coach!Students will progress through courses of the first year to obtain a diploma in the culinary arts or hospitatlity management. Upon successful completion of a second year of study, students can also earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitatlity Management.

The program will also provide a learning combination of food preparation and restaurant management with applicable hands-on experience throughout the program. These combines learning experiences will provide program graduates with the neccessary skill sets to successfully enter the food industry. The students will complete an on-the-job training practicum to complete their well-rounded culinary arts and hospitality management program. This will provide the student with a real-life experience and introduction in culinary arts and also food service management.

The Culinary Arts Program will offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree through Iowa Central Community College.  This program combines the important components of food preparation and culinary arts, along with nutrition, food safety and sanitation, baking, art of cuisine, and food service management. 

The culinary arts program would also provide an introduction to hospitality and restaurant management with applicable hands-on experience throughout the program at Willow Ridge Golf Course, Restaurant and Bar.  These combined learning experiences will provide program graduates with the necessary skill sets to successfully enter the food industry.  The students will complete an on the job training practicum in an industry field of their choice to complete their well-rounded culinary program.  This would provide the student with a real-life experience and introduction, not only in culinary arts, but also food service management.

Course Schedule

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management (A.A.S. Degree)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-108 Safety and Sanitation
3.0
HCM-292 Food Preparation
3.0
HCM-298 Knife Skills
2.0
HCM-148 Food Fundamentals
3.0
HCM-294 Food Preparation II
3.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism I
1.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-305 Meat & Fish Fabrication
2.0
HCM-228 Nutrition & Food Science
3.0
HCM-285 Advanced Food Preparation
4.0
HCM-296 International Cuisine
3.0
HCM-266 Culinary Math
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-511 Food Technology Internship
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-336 Event Planning & Customer Service I
3.0
HCM-300 Beverage Management
2.0
HCM-608 Intro to Hospitality
2.0
HCM-272 Garnishing and Finishing Tech
2.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism I
1.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-242 Event Planning/Customer Service
2.0
HCM-332 Hospitality Personnel Management
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
ACC-102 Workplace Accounting
3.0
BUS-114 Workplace Communications*
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 68.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology

Baking and Pastry Arts (Diploma)

The Baking & Pastry Arts one-year diploma program will introduce students to modern techniques of producing artisan breads, classic pastry, pies, tarts, celebration cakes, confections and showpieces. Students will acquire skills in the preparation, production and presentation of baked goods, desserts and pastries, while also becoming proficient in food safety and cost control. Students will also complete an on-the-job training practicum in an industry field of their choice to complete their well-rounded diploma program.

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-108 Safety and Sanitation
3.0
HCM-128 Basic Baking and Lab
2.0
HCM-131 Basic Pastry and Lab
2.0
HCM-291 Cake Decorating
2.0
HCM-299 Creative Desserts
3.0
HCM-277 Jams, Jellies, and Preservatives
2.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism I
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-293 Advanced Cake Decorating
2.0
HCM-275 International Breads
2.0
HCM-297 Chocolate Confections
2.0
HCM-129 Advanced Baking and Lab
2.0
HCM-132 Advanced Pastry and Lab
2.0
HCM-266 Culinary Math*
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
HCM-518 Baking Internship
1.0
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness*
1.5
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-511 Food Technology Internship
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0
 
Baking and Pastry Arts Diploma Total Hours: 33.5

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology

Instructors

Michael Hirst 515-574-1296 hirst@iowacentral.edu  
Geoffrey Phillipson 515-574-1299 phillipson@iowacentral.edu  
Tom Pritchard   pritchard@iowacentral.edu  
Christina Murray   murray_c@iowacentral.edu  
Brittany Bush 515-574-1286 bush_br@iowacentral.edu