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I. Culinary Arts and Management

The Culinary Arts and Management program offers three options that prepare students for a variety of careers in food service.

  1. Baking and Pastry (102.0 – 105.0 credit hrs.)

    Prepares students for a career as a professional baker or pastry chef.

  2. Culinary Arts (102.0 – 105.0 credit hrs .)

    Prepares students for a career as a chef, sous chef, or culinarian.

The Baking and Pastry and the Culinary Arts options are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Institute Accrediting Commission.

  1. Culinology Transfer (106.0 –106.5 credit hrs.)

    Prepares students to work in a research lab as part of a food development team. Success in this option requires that students have a strong interest in both foods and sciences.

The Culinology Transfer option is recognized by the Research Chefs Association and is transferable to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

II. Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership

The Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership program offers two options that prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in the hospitality industry.

  1. Food and Event Management (100.0 – 103.0 credit hrs.)

    This option is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the careers of restaurant manager, event coordinator, food service manager, beverage manager, or many other varied careers.

  2. Hospitality Entrepreneurship (99.5 credit hrs.)

    This option provides the entrepreneurial education for students wanting to own and operate a business in the hospitality industry.

III. Pre-Dietetics Transfer

This degree provides students with the first two years of studies required to pursue advanced studies in dietetics and transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for completion of a bachelor’s in dietetics. For more information on degree requirements, contact the Dean of Culinary Arts at 402-457-2510.

Credits and degrees may transfer to many other colleges, including the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Bellevue University.

Visit to find the latest A-to-B agreements and transfer guides.

Contact 402-457-2510 to schedule an appointment to discuss career and educational goals.

Degrees: Associate in Applied Science

Culinary Arts and Management

Baking and Pastry

Culinary Arts

Culinology™ Transfer

Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership

Food and Event Management

Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Certificate of Achievement:

Culinary Arts and Management

Baking and Pastry

Career Certificate:

Culinary Arts Foundations