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
BUHM 050 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
CART 010 Food Procurement & Cost Control 3
CART 060 Sanitation and Safety 2
ENG 001A English Composition 4
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
BUMA 001 Principles of Management 3
CART 020 Baking and Pastries I 3
CART 040 Culinary Fundamentals 3
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any math course from Area C4 B. 3-4
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3
COD GE Area C2 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
HS 013 General Nutrition 3
HS 014 Principles of Food 3
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities and Culture 3
  Major Electives 6

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
  Major Electives 13

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses. 

 Major Electives List