Certificate in Applied Science (CAS)
Mahoney, Jay R.
Program Coordinator for Culinary Arts
Instructor of Food Service Management
Certified Executive Chef
132 Education Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Coordinator of Food Service Management
115 Education Building
The C.A.S. Food Service Management – Culinary Arts specialization prepares graduates for
entry-level positions in the field of Culinary Arts. Additionally, it provides a separate degree
option for students completing another business or food service management degree
specialization, expanding their employability with focused skills in preparation and presentation
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the C.A.S. degree in Food Service Management – Culinary Arts,
graduates will be able to:
● Identify knowledge and skills to achieve guest satisfaction.
● Practice professionalism and ethics in simulation and real-world experiences.
● Practice basic principles of food sanitation and safety in the food service operation.
● Identify cultural competence practices necessary for guest satisfaction.
● Identify best practices to promote sustainability in the industry.
● Practice food production skills essential for success in the professional kitchen.
The Certificate of Applied Science in Food Service Management - Culinary Arts duplicates the 1st semester of the A.A.S. degree option in the same field but provides a more compressed skill set option in the 2 nd semester. Students successfully completing the C.A.S. and one year of industry experience are eligible to become Certified Culinarians (CC) through the American Culinary Federation, www.acfchefs.org. Opportunities exist for entry-level positions in food preparation and service in hotels, restaurants, catering operations, resorts, and institutions. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the A.A.S. in Food Service Management – Culinary Arts specialization
Program Specific Accreditation:
Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts Specializations:
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
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Program Specific Required Coursework:
A Grade of “C” or higher required in all FOSM courses and English including Support Courses is Required
*Variable credit hours are indication of students requiring ENGL 1104 Support Courses
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