This two-year program prepares students for entry to mid-level employment in a variety of culinary venues. It combines a foundation of culinary and management skills the industry demands. The curriculum incorporates opportunities to learn and work in a student-operated restaurant. Summer employment in culinary complements the learning experience. These workplace opportunities provide the student with hands-on knowledge and the benefit of work experience.
The Art Education track provides students with a survey of studio art courses and art education courses. Students will spend time in elementary, middle or high school art classrooms, observing and interacting with students and teachers. Upon completion of the degree students will be prepared to teach art in a private setting or to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their Bachelor’s in Art Education and earn their teaching certificate.
The Hotel and Restaurant industry, the world’s largest, offers many career paths, such as working for hotels and resorts, restaurants, vacation ownership, tourism and recreation management organizations, large and small event planning and design companies, private and public clubs, cruise lines, and managed food service organizations. A degree in Hotel and Restaurant Operations prepares individuals to join this industry, by offering opportunities for growth and career advancement.