Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 62 credit hours.
Accreditation: The Hotel/Restaurant Management Culinary Arts Option Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).
Purpose: Prepares students for entry-level supervisory positions in the hospitality industry or for specialized industry management training programs. An internship course and a range of hotel and restaurant operation management courses provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and specialty experience in restaurants, hotels, health care facilities or meeting and conference planning.
The Culinary Arts Option prepares students for employment in the hospitality industry with essential skills and content in culinary operations. The student will learn to use that knowledge as it relates to operating a successful and profitable business. The areas of specialization require 15 credit hours within the chosen option.
Program Website: About the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute
Range of Occupations
- Catering and sales
- Food and beverage
- Food service manager in assisted living facility or nursing home
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Statewide Program: This program of study may be designated a Statewide Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Statewide Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.