Culinary Arts C.A.S.

Aimee Elliot, Director

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the hospitality field is America’s number one retail employer and predicts its growth will increase 30 percent over the next two years. Students entering the Culinary Arts Certificate program or Food Service Management degree program prepare for careers in the hospitality industry. Students develop the skills needed to then seek employment in hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos, clubs, catering, and corporate dining. Culinary careers encompass hospitality management, sales, product development, and entrepreneurship.

To meet the growing demand of the hospitality industry, two program options are available. Students may earn a Culinary Arts Certificate of Applied Science or a Food Service Management Associate of Applied Science degree.

The Culinary Arts certificate program is three semesters and provides an introduction to the field of culinary arts. Students prepare for an entry-level position in the expanding and challenging food service industry. This program incorporates comprehensive hands-on learning experiences complemented by supportive courses designed to prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities. This program also allows for a seamless transition into the Food Service Management degree.

Certificate of Applied Science - Culinary Arts

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 44

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: See Program Director for scope and sequence advising. Please refer to online schedule for online course availability.


Culinary Arts Required Courses44
Total Hours44

Culinary Arts Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
CULA 101Introduction to Food Service5
CULA 105Food Service Sanitation2
CULA 156Dining Room Procedures3
CULA 157Pantry & Garde Manger3
CULA 158Short Order Cookery4
CULA 160Soups, Stocks, & Sauces3
CULA 161Meats & Vegetables3
CULA 165Baking & Pastry3
CULA 210Nutritional Cooking3
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
WRIT 121Intro to Technical Writing3
or WRIT 101 College Writing I
Total Hours44

Minimum Required Grade: C-