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Culinary Arts, AAS


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93 CREDITS

Program Admission Dates: Fall, Spring

Program Mission: The Culinary Arts AAS degree prepares graduates to work in a commercial kitchen including restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, delis, hospitals and other specialty shops.

Students will gain skills in every facet of running a commercial restaurant as they learn basic cooking principles, terminology and food handling practices. Practical experience is provided with all stations of line cooking, inventory, daily specials production, garde manger work, sauce preparation and commercial equipment maintenance. Students will be prepared to work in a commercial kitchen of a restaurant, catering company, cafeteria, deli or other specialty shop. Students must always have a valid Washington State Health Card and Serve Safe Certificate.

This program is certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to receive their initial ACF certifications in either culinary arts or baking arts, depending on their area of specialization.

Culinary Arts AAS degree graduates will:

  • be prepared for employment as cooks, short order cooks, pantry cooks, prep cooks, front line cooks, sauté cooks, and grill cooks
  • obtain certification from the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Culinarian
  • meet the Skills Standards of American Culinary Federation
  • demonstrate excellent customer service
  • demonstrate communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Required Course Sequence

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 93


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