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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2010-2011 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management - Culinary Arts

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Associate in Science in Business Administration

Lowell Campus - Day

Program Description:

The Hospitality Management - Culinary Arts Associate in Science in Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for careers in the many specialized areas of the food and beverage industry. It provides students with valuable practical experience in culinary courses held at a state-of-the-art culinary facility. The program offers cooperative field experience opportunities to work in the restaurant industry to practice skills, gain experience and investigate career pathways. It is appropriate for individuals with or without experience in the restaurant industry.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Graduates of the program who plan to seek employment in the field upon completion of their requirements should find a vibrant job market. The Northeast Regional Competitiveness Council, a collaborative workforce initiative of business, industry, education and government leaders, ranks the hospitality and tourism industry within the top three employment trade clusters in the state.

Helpful Hints:

Specific Culinary Arts practical courses are held at a local culinary education facility. Students must have transportation to that facility.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Hospitality Management Culinary Arts Option are prepared to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate culinary skills in a variety of settings, including but not limited to fine dining, medium- or high-volume restaurants, hotels, assisted-living facilities, function facilities, etc.;
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of technology in the gathering and presenting of information;
  • Interpret and analyze information in order to engage in critical thinking and problem solving with regard to the performance of culinary operations;
  • Comprehend how various cultural differences impact the culinary industry from a local, regional, national and international perspective;
  • Work in teams and recognize the meaning of mutual responsibility, so they are prepared to join the diverse workforce of the culinary industry;
  • Comprehend the rapid change taking place in the culinary industry and will demonstrate an ability to engage in ongoing professional development.


Total Credits: 64-65

**Must be above CAP 100
***Must be above MAT 070
♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Special Requirements: This program contains many corequisites; see specific course descriptions for further clarification. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing. Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. The following courses will not satisfy any requirements for graduation: MAT 060, MAT 065, MAT 070.

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