Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0).

For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • CUL 100 Culinary Fundamentals
  • CUL 105 Culinary Fundamentals Lab
  • CUL 110 Intermediate Culinary Applications
  • CUL 115 Intermediate Culinary Applications Lab
  • CUL 120 Foodservice Sanitation
  • CUL 140 Beverage Fundamentals
  • CUL 190 Food and Beverage Cost Controls
  • CUL 200 Garde Manger and International Cuisine
  • CUL 205 Garde Manger Lab
  • CUL 255 Culinary Restaurant Practicum
  • CUL 270 Hospitality Management Seminar
  • HOS 105 Orientation to Hospitality
  • Non-credit Program Requirement: 600 hours of Work Experience*

General Education

  • COM 100 Human Communication or COM 110 Public Speaking
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in World (Foreign) Language
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations
  • 3 credits SUNY General Education approved course in Mathematics (MAT 110 Mathematics of Money recommended)


  • CSC 135 Core Excel
  • HPE 214 Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED
  • 3 credits Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective
  • 8 credits Approved Electives

* Students are also required to complete 600 hours of work experience in the Culinary/Hospitality Industry while matriculated in the Culinary Arts or Hospitality and Tourism Management degree programs to complement the classroom and laboratory requirements of the programs. For more information, please contact the Technical Specialist for Applied Learning and Internships, or 585-785-1792.

Liberal Arts Electives

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