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2011-2012 Catalog [Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012] [Archived Catalog]

Culinary Management (2259) (A.S.)


Associate in Science

 

 
Note: In addition to the membership application above (“Apply for this Program Now”), students must also follow the Application Procedure for this program.

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality is to educate, train and develop students for career-oriented positions as cooks and managers in the dynamic foodservice and hospitality industries. The school successfully recruits, retains and graduates students utilizing a selective access program, progressing through curricular cohorts. Program requirements are rooted in competencies developed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and emphasizes a practical, hands-on application approach to understanding the foundations of culinary arts and hospitality management.

The Program

This limited access A.S. degree program in Culinary Management is designed to prepare students for employment in production line and supervisory positions in the culinary arts industry as station chefs, sous chefs, second or first cooks, or lead cooks. The long range goal is to provide students with occupational preparation in becoming chefs in restaurants, hotels, clubs and large industrial kitchens. Competencies are developed by students through theory, laboratory and retail restaurant experience in the College-operated food facilities, and internships in local restaurant and hotel kitchens.

Internships

Culinary Management students are required to complete 600 internship hours before earning their degree. Internship sites may include hotels, resorts, restaurants, theme parks, cruise lines and catering operations.

Career Opportunities

Kitchens and dining rooms are the new theatre, and chefs and managers the stars. The National Restaurant Association says Americans spend $4.4 billion a year dining out, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts the industry will add nearly 2 million jobs over the next decade.

Placement

Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently one of the hottest, fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today’s market are expressing a preference for education over experience.

Certification

This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, (904) 824-4468 and graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager certification exam.

Application Procedure

All students interested in applying to the Culinary Management program must complete the following by the application deadline in order to be considered for admission to the program.

  1. Complete the Florida State College application, be currently enrolled with the Florida State College, or be a former Florida State College student.
  2. Apply for admission to the Culinary Management or Hospitality Management program using the appropriate program application.
  3. If an applicant has not attended college before, the applicant must complete the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT). (All remedial classes must be completed to be considered for admission.)
  4. Submit official college transcripts of all college courses taken at other institutions, if applicable.
  5. Complete and submit to the college a financial aid application, if needed.
  6. Application deadline is July 1st for the fall semester and September 15th for the spring semester.

Prospective students must be advised by the Instructional Program Manager, Bob Mark, immediately upon enrolling at Florida State College and before the first semester classes are selected, to ensure proper sequence. Students are enrolled in cohorts. Students will also be advised by a counselor for general academic and financial direction. This program is offered at North Campus during the day and evening.

Cost

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase a knife set, and approved chef’s uniform and black non-skid shoes. Textbooks are required for a majority of the courses.

Need More Information? Contact:

Bob Mark, North Campus Room D-316G, (904) 766-6703

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 64

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours: 3

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative.)
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
  6. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2011/2012) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2016, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2015/2016 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

University Transfer


This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.