Return to accessibility navigation at the top of the page.

Culinary Arts

Associate of Applied Science

Courses focus on culinary management, budgeting, and hands-on food preparation.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in CUL courses once you have completed the requirements listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or an advisor for more information.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: AASCULNRYART/9RCF

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Become a cook, menu planner, caterer, dining room manager or work in other culinary positions.

Academic options: While this degree was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs.  See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.*

Communication Requirement
  Recommend: WRT 101 or WRT 154
Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend:  ART 105, HIS 102, or HUM 260
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
  Recommend: ANT 102, ANT 112, or GEO 103
Mathematics and Science Requirement**
  Recommend: MAT 106 or BUS 151
Other Requirement
Recommend: CMN 102, CMN 120FRE 101, or SPA 101
Special Requirements
  Recommend: ANT 102, 112, ART 105, GEO 103, HIS 102 or HUM 260
Subtotal 15-16

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CUL 101 Principles of Restaurant Operations 3
CUL 105 Food Service Nutrition and Sanitation 3
CUL 130 Hot Foods I 3
CUL 140 Culinary Principles 3
CUL 150 Garde Manger 3
CUL 160 Bakery and Pastry Production I 3
CUL 163 Sauces 3
CUL 170 Dining Room Operations 2
CUL 174 From Garden to Table 3
CUL 180 Food In History 3
CUL 251 International Cuisine: World of Flavor 3
CUL 256 Special Diets 3
CUL 289 Culinary Capstone II 1
Subtotal 36

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Electives Complete 5-7 credits from the following, so that the
program credits are at least 60 credits:  CUL 153
CUL 156CUL 162CUL 168CUL 185, CUL 189
CUL 199, CUL 199WKCUL 230CUL 260FSN 154
HRM 110HRM 111HRM 140MGT 110MKT 111


* In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness). 

* The Math competency must be met.