2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 30, 2024  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts, AAS

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Program Description

The Culinary Arts degree prepares students for employment in the culinary field. The program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with the practical applications of cooking, baking, serving, and management skills. The associate of applied science degree program includes culinary arts courses and college-level general education courses. The program also requires students to sit for the National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE Certification. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. (Program Length: 4- 5 Semesters Minimum)

View the Culinary Arts Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

The Gwinnett Technical College Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, Florida 32095
(904) 824-4468

Note: Technical courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply reimbursement charge.

Students who choose CIST 1130 as an elective could also complete the PC Repair and Network Technician certificate.

Students who choose CRJU 1010 and CRJU 2050 as electives could also complete the Cyber Crime Specialist certificate.

Students who choose PSYC 1101 as an Area II elective could also complete the Culinary diploma.

Students are also required to purchase Chef’s uniform, dining room uniform, textbooks and tools to include knives.

Employment Opportunities

Entry-level management positions, kitchen manager, sous chef


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

(Successful completion of MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  is required)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Essential Technical Courses (49 Credits)

Total Hours: 64


Suggested First Semester classes:

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