Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Culinary Arts

Hospitality Arts

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

319-848-8770

www.kirkwood.edu/hospitality

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Students in Kirkwood’s food service programs prepare for their careers through practical experience in management, food preparation and service.

Students assist in the daily operation of The Class Act, a full-service restaurant at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The restaurant features fine dining for hotel and conference center guests, Kirkwood staff and the public. Students take a leadership role in planning, preparing and servicing catered events on campus during their last semester. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools to use when in labs and kitchens.

Field trips to various types of food-related establishments and an optional trip to the industry’s national convention are also included in the course of study. International travel and education opportunities are available for culinary students.

Career opportunities: chefs, cooks, catering managers, kitchen managers, other food service professionals.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-109

Kitchen Essentials

1.5

HCM-138

Food Fundamentals

3

HCM-147

Culinary Techniques

1.5

HCM-260

Hospitality Math or

3

MAT-140

Finite Math

 

HCM-324

College Orientation

1

HCM-326

Basic Hospitality Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

18

Second Semester

HCM-117

Bakery Basics

3

HCM-133

Fabrication I

1.5

HCM-134

Fabrication II

1.5

HCM-161

Stocks and Sauces

1.5

HCM-181

International Cuisine

4

HCM-269

Garde Manger

1.5

HCM-315

Wine, Beer and Spirits Basics

3

HCM-321

Introduction to Hospitality Industry

1

 

 

17

Third Semester

HCM-166

Culinary Arts (Lab/Lec)

4

HCM-204

Service Techniques (Lab/Lec)

3

HCM-227

Menu Planning

1

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

HCM-273

Advanced Garde Manger

3

HCM-279

Hospitality Accounting or

3

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

 

HCM-302

Alcohol Service

0.5

 

 

16.5

Fourth Semester

ADM-154

Business Communications or

3

ENG-106

Composition II

 

FLS-118

Spanish for Professionals: Hospitality

3

HCM-251

Purchasing, Receiving and Inventory

2

HCM-330

Hospitality Personnel Management

3

HCM-342

Hospitality Events and Catering (BOH)

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

68.5

Contents