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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Program Description

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, students gain hands-on experience through coursework and industry participation and will have the opportunity to study under two Master Chefs. Students learn the fundamentals of culinary production as well as the management skills of the modern kitchen.

Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hotel-Restaurant Management Degrees at Hocking College

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

A Career in Culinary Arts Promises a Delicious Future

The 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.

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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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts:

  • Fundamentals of baking and pastry production
  • Management skills of the modern kitchen
  • 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
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Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 37.5%
2015 - 2016 46%
2014 - 2015 56%

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 13.04%
2015 - 2016 18.99%
2014 - 2015 22.45%

Accreditation Affiliate

American Culinary Federation

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

You can earn certifications in the following areas:

  • ServSafe Food Protection Management
  • Hospitality Supervision
  • Certified Pastry Culinarian

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 helpdesk@acfchefs.net
http://www.acfchefs.org


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