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Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts Degree

Culinary Arts Degree | Hocking College

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

If you are interested in a professional culinary arts program, head to Hocking College. Rated as one of the Top 10 Best Culinary Schools in Ohio by Best Choice Schools in 2017, Hocking College’s Culinary Arts program incorporates cooking and management skill training in a state-of-the-art cooking laboratory.


As a student chef, you’ll gain hands-on experience through coursework and industry participation. You'll learn the fundamentals of culinary production as well as the management skills of the modern kitchen, leading you on a successful career path.

Key benefits of choosing the Hocking College Culinary Arts program include:

  • Learn from experienced chef instructors
  • Train in a modern food production facility
  • Complete on-site practicums at Rhapsody, our college-owned restaurant
  • Engage in community involvement and join the Epicurean Club
  • Travel across the country for professional development opportunities
  • Compete in competitions

    Outcomes from the Culinary Arts Program at Hocking College

Culinary Arts Degree | Hocking CollegeThe following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Culinary Arts:

  • Identify and use safety and sanitation measures involved in the food service industry, having passed the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Exam
  • Perform basic cooking techniques (roast, saute’, broil, bake, knife skills)
  • Operate a variety of restaurant equipment efficiently, effectively, and safely
  • Use recipes, production sheets, and function sheets in order to organize, order, and produce a variety of menus and events.
  • Perform the required tasks of conversion, costing in order to maximize profit for various menu items
  • Apply basic concepts of menu development, purchasing, inventory control, food storage, and labor cost control

Additional certifications can be earned in the following areas:

  • ServSafe Food Protection Management
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Certified  Culinarian



The program is accredited through the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.


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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Business in Culinary Arts

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:
$7,641.00 - $7,876

Class Hours: 37.0-38.0
Lab Hours: 58.0-59.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:
$7,641.00 - $7,876

Class Hours: 36.0-37.0
Lab Hours: 58.0-88.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  CULA-1101 Intro to Baking and Culinary Industry 2.00 3.00 3.00 $1,200.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  CULA-1111 Stocks, Soups, Sauces and Veg. Cookery 1.00 4.00 3.00 $500.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  CULA-1109 Safety and Sanitation 1.00 0.00 1.00 $150.00
    Totals 11.00 9.00 15.00 $2,162.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CULA-1201 Culinary Arts Lab I 1.00 6.00 3.00 $475.00
  CULA-1116 Planning, Purchasing & Table Service 2.00 3.00 3.00 $200.00
  CULA-1115 Baking Development: Breads & Pastries 1.00 4.00 3.00 $525.00
  CULA-1113 Fundamentals of Cuisine 1.00 4.00 3.00 $475.00
  SUPR-1117 Hospitality Supervision 2.00 0.00 2.00 $135.00
  DT-1120 Nutrition for DIetary Manager 2.00 0.00 2.00 $10.00
    Totals 9.00 17.00 16.00 $1,820.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  CULA-2106 Meat/Poultry/Seafood Prod. & Commissary 1.00 4.00 3.00 $625.00
  CULA-2270 Catering and Banquet Management 1.00 4.00 3.00 $550.00
  CULA-2107 Garde Manger 1.00 5.00 3.50 $550.00
  CULA-2212 Culinary Arts Lab II 1.00 6.00 3.00 $475.00
OR CULA-2294 Culinary Field Experience 2.00 7.00 3.00 $250.00
    Totals 7.00-8.00 19.00-20.00 15.50 $2,015.00-$2,240.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  CULA-2218 American & International Cuisine 1.00 5.00 3.50 $550.00
  CULA-2250 Culinary Capstone Experience 1.00 6.00 3.00 $940.00
  PSYC-1120 Organizational Behavior 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  ACC-1101 Financial Accounting I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $99.00
  BIOS-1100 Human Machine 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
OR BIOS-1101 Environmental Science 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 10.00 13.00 15.50 $1,644.00-$1,654.00
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $2,162.00

Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 17.00 Cost: $1,820.00

Course Hours: 6.00-7.00 Lab Hours: 19.00-49.00 Cost: $2,015.00-$2,240.00

Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 13.00 Cost: $1,644.00-$1,654.00

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A Career in Culinary Arts Promises a Delicious Future

Culinary Arts Degree | Hocking CollegeThe demand for culinary graduates continues to increase.

Trained chefs are needed throughout the country in hotels, restaurants, resorts, hospitals, cruise ships, country clubs, and more.

Hocking graduates begin their careers as cooks, prep cooks and kitchen staff and are well-prepared for advancement.

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One of the services used to help our graduates find jobs is through the Professional Chef and Culinary Network known as Chef Rolls. We also encourage graduates to keep their LinkedIn profiles up to date. 

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