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69-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Culinary Management program is designed for those who are passionate about food, have a strong sense of business savvy and want to combine the two for a rewarding career in the kitchen management field. In this program, devote more than 1,000 lab hours to learning the latest culinary techniques and trends. Gain practical, hands-on experience in meal planning, preparation, presentation and serving at the on-campus training restaurant, The Classic Room.
- Prepare for jobs such as sous chef, assistant manager, line cook or kitchen manager.
- Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school food service or related courses.
- WCTC’s program is accredited and certified by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.
- International study tour opportunities and internships are available. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.
- A program-to-program transfer opportunity is available at the New England Culinary Institute. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
- The Hospitality and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human relations through club and industry interaction.
- Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
- Students in the Culinary Management program are required to purchase a knife kit and uniform for their studies, which is available at the WCTC Bookstore.
- Additional specialized certificates in Baking/Pastry and Meeting and Event Planning can be completed and serve as a complement to the Culinary Management degree program.
- Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
- Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $28,803
Program Code 10-317-1
In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner – two semesters each year.
Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.
Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.