Keiser University

Culinary Arts, AS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Melbourne, Sarasota, Tallahassee

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Its Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts presents a comprehensive curriculum that includes laboratory sessions, academic preparation and hands-on experience. Students acquire professional knowledge of food, its preparation and handling and cooking from basic to advanced. The curriculum includes an internship to prepare students for entry-level positions in the food service industry.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • To provide students with skills in the preparation, handling and cooking of foods both basic and creative.
  • To prepare students to produce nutritious, appetizing and attractive meals and specialty items.
  • To assist graduates in obtaining positions in the food service industry.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, students must earn 84.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Culinary Arts Major Courses ( 60.0 credit hours )
Nutrition and Sensory Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Foods 3.0 credit hours
Stocks and Sauces 3.0 credit hours
American Regional Cuisine 3.0 credit hours
Classical French Cuisine 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Baking and Pastry 3.0 credit hours
Storeroom Operations 3.0 credit hours
World’s Popular Cuisines 3.0 credit hours
International Cuisines 3.0 credit hours
Basic Meat Science 3.0 credit hours
Pastries and Desserts 3.0 credit hours
Garde Manger I 3.0 credit hours
Food Service Supervision 3.0 credit hours
Dining Room Service 3.0 credit hours
Dining Room Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Food Service Sanitation 3.0 credit hours
Culinary Arts Externship 12.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )

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* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

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