Culinary Arts Program

The Culinary Arts Program will offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree through Iowa Central Community College.  This program combines the important components of food preparation and culinary arts, along with nutrition, food safety and sanitation, baking, art of cuisine, and food service management. 

The culinary arts program would also provide an introduction to hospitality and restaurant management with applicable hands-on experience throughout the program at Willow Ridge Golf Course, Restaurant and Bar.  These combined learning experiences will provide program graduates with the necessary skill sets to successfully enter the food industry.  The students will complete an on the job training practicum in an industry field of their choice to complete their well-rounded culinary program.  This would provide the student with a real-life experience and introduction, not only in culinary arts, but also food service management.

Course Schedule

Culinary Arts (A.A.S. Degree)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-108 Safety and Sanitation
3.0
HCM-608 Intro to Hospitality
3.0
HCM-143 Food Preparation I
3.0
HCM-144 Food Preparation Lab I
3.0
HCM-148 Food Fundamentals
3.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-157 Food Preparation II
3.0
HCM-158 Food Preparation Lab II
3.0
HCM-228 Culinary Nutrition and Food Science
3.0
HCM-128 Basic Baking and Lab
2.0
HCM-131 Basic Pastry and Lab
2.0
HCM-513 Hospitality Professionalism I
1.0
 
Total Hours: 14.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-511 Food Technology Internship
3.0
 
Total Hours: 31.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-129 Advanced Baking and Lab
2.0
HCM-132 Advanced Pastry and Lab
2.0
BUS-121 Business Communications*
3.0
HCM-178 International Restaurant/Hotel Cuisine/Lab
4.0
HCM-254 Purchasing for Profit and Loss
2.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCM-179 Advanced Cuisine for Restaurants and Hotel Lab
4.0
HCM-332 Hospitality Personnel Management
2.0
HCM-272 Garnishing and Finishing Techniques
2.0
HCM-300 Beverage Management
2.0
HCM-517 Hospitality Professionalism II
1.0
XXX-XXX General Education Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
Culinary Arts A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 67.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology

Instructors

Michael Hirst 515-574-1296 hirst@iowacentral.edu  
Tom Pritchard   pritchard@iowacentral.edu  
Brittany Bush 515-574-1286 bush_br@iowacentral.edu