Degree Type:Associate of Applied Science Degree
Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete:
- CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts blends professional and technical courses in the culinary arts with general academic courses to provide you with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills needed for entry-level jobs in the foodservice industry. The program includes a required internship to apply and put into practice what you learn in a real-time setting and to gain insights into your chosen field.
Required Information Sessions About the Culinary Arts Associate Degree
Attendance is required at one of these sessions for any new student wishing to begin culinary studies. Learn about the degree curriculum and how it can launch your culinary career. Attendees will tour PVCC’s state-of-the art teaching facilities, meet Associate Professor of Culinary Arts Eric Breckoff and meet currently enrolled students.
The following sessions will be held at the PVCC Jefferson School Center, 233 Fourth St. NW, in downtown Charlottesville:
July 17 – 10 a.m., Rm. J112
July 19 - 10 a.m., Rm. J111
Aug. 1 – 10 a.m., Rm. J112
Marya Choby, CTE Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.961.5358
Jobs this program prepares you for:
- Cook, Cafeteria
- Cook, Private Household
- Cook, Restaurant
- Food Service Manager
- Head Cook
Additional Program Information:
Students entering the Culinary Arts degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate. The Writing Intensive Course for this program is either HRI 206 or HRS 207, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).
- List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Humanities and Social Science Electives can be found on the Culinary Arts Degree Requirements.
- Students may substitute a higher-level math course to include MTH 152, 163, 164, 173, 174, 180, 271, 279 or 286.
Printable Culinary Arts Degree Requirements.