Culinary Management Associate in Science

The  Associate of Science in Culinary Arts Management program at College of the Desert provides training for management careers in the food service and lodging industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s job market. The program emphasizes management and computer skills required for hotel and restaurant management, as well as solid training in intermediate-level cooking and baking, safety and sanitation, food procurement and menu planning.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CART 010 Food Procurement & Cost Control 3
CART 060 Sanitation and Safety 2
BUHM 050 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4
GE C3 Arts, Humanities, and Culture 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
CART 020 Introduction to Baking  3
CART 040 Culinary Fundamentals 3
CART 011 Menu Planning 3
BUHM 063 Hotel & Restaurant Operations 3
GE C1 Natural Sciences 3
KINE Kinesiology  1

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
BUMA 001 Principles of Management 3
HS 014 Principles of Food 3
Optional Major Elective 3
GE C2 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
GE C4B Intermediate math or higher 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
HS 013 General Nutrition  3
Optional Major Elective 3
Optional Major Elective 3
Optional Major Elective 2
GE C5 Personal Growth & Development 3
KINE Kinesiology 1

For all GE Areas and Electives it is best to meet with a counselor to discuss your options. The General Education patterns are linked below. 

COD General Education Pattern