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Culinary Arts Degree and Certificates

PPSC offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in four unique emphasis areas designed to advance your specific career goals. We also offer robust certificate options for those interested in condensed programs of study - beneficial for both current and aspiring culinary professionals

Transfer Options

PPSC maintains strong relationships with regional schools for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree or more in the culinary arts. AAS degrees are eligible for transfer to some of our top transfer partners.

Baking and Pastry Emphasis Area | Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3)

or

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3)

CUA 1000 Culinary Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety and Sanitation (2) 

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts (3) 

Total 14 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1031 Technical Writing (3) 

CUA 1056 Nutrition (3) 

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4)

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (3) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3) 

Total 16 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

PSY 1005 Psychology of the Workplace (3) 

CUA 1027 Soups Sauces, and Consommes (3) 

CUA 1050 Baking: Decorating and Presentation (3) 

CUA 1051 Baking: Intermediate Bread Prep. (3) 

CUA 1052 Individual Fancy Dessert Production (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1053 Confectionaries & Peti Fours (3) 

CUA 1054 Introduction to the Business of Catering (3) 

CUA 1061 Advanced Cake Decorating Wedding Cakes (2)

CUA 2036 Advanced Baking (2) 

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (3) 

CUA 2081 Internship (4) 

Total 17 Credit Hours 
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Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1000 Culinary Program Fundamentals (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3)

or

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3)

CUA 1001 Food Safety and Sanitation (2) 

CUA 1056 Nutrition/Hospitality Professional (3)

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts (3) 

Total 14 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1031 Technical Writing (3) 

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4)

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (4) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3)

CUA 2062 Purchasing/Hospitality Industry (3)

Total 17 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3)

CUA 1027 Soups, Suces, and Consommes (3)

CUA 1050 Baking: Decorating/Presentation (3)

CUA 1051 Baking: Intermediate Bread Preparation (3)

CUA 1053 Confectionaries & Petit Fours (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

PSY 1005 Psychology & Workplace Prelationships (3)

CUA 1052 Individual Fancy Dessert Production (3)

CUA 1054 Introduction to Business of Catering (3)

CUA 1061 Advanced Cake Decorating - Wedding (2)

CUA 2036 Advanced Baking (2)

Total 13 Credit Hours 

Food Service Management Emphasis Area | Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Applications (3) or

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3)

CUA 1000 Culinary Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety and Sanitation (2) 

CUA 1056 Nutrition (3) 

Total 14 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1031 Technical Writing (3) 

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3)

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4)

CUA 1020 Wines and Spirits (2)

CUA 1057 Menu Planning (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

PSY 1005 Psychology of the Workplace (3)

CUA 1036 Alcohol & Bartending Management (2)

CUA 2055 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (3)

CUA 2056 Marketing in the Hospitality Industry (3)

CUA 2061 Cost Controls (3)

Total 14 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1054 Introduction to the Business of Catering (3) 

CUA 1090 Dining Room Management (4) 

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (3)

CUA 2063 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management (3)

CUA 2081 Internship (4)

CUA 1036 Bartending (2) 

Total 17 Credit Hours 
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Sustainability & Dietary Cuisine Emphasis Area | Associate of Applied Science

Course & Credit Hours

MAT 1160 Financial Mathematics (3) 

CIS 1018 Introduction to PC Application (3)

or 

CSC 1005 Computer Literacy (3)

CUA 1000 Culinary Fundamentals (3)

CUA 1001 Food Safety and Sanitation (2)

CUA 1056 Nutrition (3) 

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts & Management Skills (3) 

Total 17 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

ENG 1031 Technical Writing (3) 

ENV 1111 Environmental Science with Lab: SCI (4)

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4)

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (4)

Total 15 Credit Hours

Course & Credit Hours

PSY 1005 Psychology of the Workplace (3)

CUA 1057 Menu Planning (3)

CUA 2061 Cost Controls (3)

CUA 2064 Sustainable Food Service Operation (3)

BUS 1015 Introduction to Business (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 2045 International Cuisine (2) 

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (3)

CUA 2068 Vegetarian & Dietary Cuisine (3)

CUA 2069 Dietary Baking (2)

CUA 2081 Internship (4)
Total 14 Credit Hours 

Baking Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1000 Culinary Program Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety & Sanitation (2)

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts & Management Skills (3) 

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (4)

CUA 2036 Advanced Baking (2)

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Professional (3)

Total 17 Credit Hours

 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1050 Baking Decoration & Presentation (3) 

CUA 1052 Individual Fancy Desserts (3) 

CUA 1051 Baking Intermediate Bread (3)

CUA 2036 Advanced Baking (2)

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (2) 

Total 13 Credit Hours 

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chef with fruit tarts

Basic Skills Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1000 Culinary Program Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety & Sanitation (2)

CUA 1003 Introduction To Sanitation & Production (3)

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts & Management Skills (3) 

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4)

Total 15 Credit Hours

 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1038 Food and Beverage Service (2) 

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (4) 

Total 6 Credit Hours 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1000 Culinary Program Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety & Sanitation (2)

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts & Management Skills (3) 

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4) 

CUA 1056 Nutrition for the Hospitality Professional (3)

Total 17 Credit Hours 

 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1027 Soups, Sauces & Consommes (3) 

CUA 1029 Center of the Plate (4) 

CUA 1045 Introduction to Baking (4)

CUA 2010 Advanced Cuisine & Garde Manager (4)

CUA 2033 Advanced Line Prep & Cookery  (4)

Total 19 Credit Hours

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Food Service Management Certificate

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1000 Culinary Program Fundamentals (3) 

CUA 1001 Food Safety & Sanitation (2)

CUA 1005 Food Service Concepts & Management Skills (3) 

CUA 1020 Wines and Spirits (2)

CUA 1056 Nutrition for the Hospitality Professional (3)

 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1025 Introduction to Foods (4) 

CUA 2056 Marketing in the Hospitality Industry (3)

CUA 2061 Cost Controls (3) 

CUA 2062 Purchasing for the Hospitality Industry (3) 

 

Course & Credit Hours

CUA 1054 Introduction to the Business of Catering (3)

CUA 1090 Dining Room Management (4) 

CUA 2063 Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management (3) 

Total 36 Credit Hours 

ACFEFAC Program Outcomes Report

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission (ACFEFAC) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditations (CHEA) require that ACFEF accredited programs routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement.  In accordance with CHEA Standards, ACFEFAC requires their accredited institutions to publish the following Program Outcomes for each of the previous two (2) years for all ACFEFAC accredited programs

2019 ACFEF Accredited Programs Success Rate

Graduation Rate (%) - 39%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 33%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 0%

Graduation Rate (%) - 19%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 50%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 17%

Graduation Rate (%) - 6%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 100%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 0%

Graduation Rate (%) - 35%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 55%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 9%

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Graduation Rate (%) - 40%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 50%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 17%

Graduation Rate (%) - 27%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 25%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 25%

Graduation Rate (%) - 17%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 40%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 20%

Graduation Rate (%) - 17%

Job Placement Rate (%) - 40%

ACF Certification Rate (%) - 0%

 

Program Information Flyer

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an advisor for more information.

2-year Course Offerings Printable Program Flier (PDF)

 

2-Year Course Offerings - AAS Course Plan