University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Culinary Arts C.A.S.

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 restaurant 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


Culinary Arts Required Courses34
Total Hours34


Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

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

Culinary Arts Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ANTY 133XFood and Culture3
CULA 100Culinary Arts Fundamentals2
CULA 101Introduction to Knife Skills and Butchery2
CULA 105Food Service Sanitation2
CULA 157Pantry & Garde Manger3
CULA 160Soups, Stocks, & Sauces3
CULA 161Meats & Vegetables3
CULA 162Storeroom Management and Receiving Operations2
CULA 165Baking & Pastry5
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
NUTR 221NBasic Human Nutrition3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours34

Minimum Required Grade: C-