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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Apr 23, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019]

Culinary Management (2259) (A.S.)


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Associate in Science

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Culinary Management program is to educate, train, and develop students for career-oriented positions as cooks and managers in the dynamic foodservice and hospitality industries. The College successfully recruits, retains, and graduates students who progress through curricular cohorts. Program requirements are rooted in competencies developed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and the Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), and emphasize a practical, hands-on application approach to understanding the foundations of culinary arts and hospitality management. 

The Program

This A.S. degree program in Culinary Management is designed to prepare students for employment in production line and supervisory positions in the culinary arts industry as station chefs, sous chefs, second or first cooks, or lead cooks. The long range goal is to provide students with occupational preparation in becoming chefs in restaurants, hotels, clubs, and large industrial kitchens. Competencies are developed by students through theory, laboratory, and retail restaurant experience in the College-operated food facilities, and internships in local restaurant and hotel kitchens. 

Students enrolled in food production courses are required to purchase the College approved knife set, chef's uniform, and solid black non-skid shoes.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Embedded Certificate(s)

Two technical certificates, Culinary Arts (6051) (T.C.)  and Guests Services Specialist (6052) (T.C.) , are included as options within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificates to develop or upgrade their skills. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in Culinary Management (2259) (A.S.)  you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for the technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in Culinary Management (2259) (A.S.) , you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate upon meeting its requirements as well.  If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.

Internships/Externships/Rotations/Fieldwork

Culinary Management students are required to complete 600 internship hours before earning their degree. Internship sites may include hotels, resorts, restaurants, theme parks, cruise lines, and catering operations.

The Career

Kitchens and dining rooms are the new theatre, and chefs and managers the stars. The National Restaurant Association says Americans spend $4.4 billion a year dining out, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts the industry will add nearly 2 million jobs over the next decade.

The culinary and hospitality fields are consistently one of the hottest, fastest-growing industries, especially in Florida. Many employers in today's market are expressing a preference for education over experience.

Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

Certification/Licensing

This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) and graduates are eligible for the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Manager certification exam and ServSafe Culinary exam.

Application Procedure

Prospective students must be advised by the Instructional Program Manager, Bob Mark, immediately upon enrolling at Florida State College at Jacksonville and before the first semester classes are selected, to ensure proper course sequence. Students are enrolled in cohorts. Students must complete FOS 1201  with a grade of "C" or better during their first term coursework unless they have completed this course prior to program admission. Students will also be advised by a counselor for general academic and financial direction. This program is offered at Downtown Campus during the day and evening.

Need More Information? Contact:

Bob Mark, Downtown Campus, (904) 633-8129 or william.mark@fscj.edu

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Curriculum


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 45

A minimum grade of "C" or better is required in all Professional coursework. Students must complete   with a grade of "C" or better during their first term coursework.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses (All college cumulative).
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a "C" or better in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a "C" or better requirement.
  7. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have pre-requisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of "C" or better regardless of program of study.

University Transfer


This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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