Plan Code 212-02, CIP Code 52.0299
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Program Head: Rachael Thompson
Length: Four Semesters (Two years full-time)
Purpose: With the constant development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a demand for qualified personnel to assist in this economic growth. The program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree with a specialization in Culinary Arts provides an overview of the business environment and provides an understanding of the key aspects that comprise a successful business. The specialization provides a foundation in food production and introduces the types of skill sets needed in the culinary arts field. The program also covers the basics of food safety.
Admission Information: In addition to the general admission requirements established for the College, students whose placement test scores indicate the need to increase their level of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. Enrolling in developmental courses may increase the length of time necessary for completing the chosen course or program of study but will enhance the student’s preparation for college-level coursework and increase the chances for successful attainment of academic, occupational and personal goals.
Admission Requirements: Students enrolled in prerequisite or corequisite courses beyond the first semester should anticipate enrolling in summer session classes to complete the required courses by the end of the second school year. Normally, students enrolled in two or more developmental classes need three years to complete the degree requirements. Students wishing to transfer should contact the program advisor and the academic advisor.
Graduation Requirements: Students must complete the required courses in the curriculum and achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point average to receive this academic award.
Related Program: Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management with a Specialization in Administrative Support.
The required courses in this program are offered on a rotating basis during evening hours so employed persons can complete all degree requirements.