Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culinary Arts and Management - Culinary Arts Option (CACA1)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus

This degree option prepares students for a career as a chef, sous chef, or culinarian.

Recommended Program Map    

Click here  to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 34.0
Option Requirements: 39.5
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 96.0

The following General Education courses are recommended for Culinary Arts (CACA1): Communication: ENGL 1220   (the specialized section for Culinarians) (Transfer Students should select ENGL 1010  ); Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1242 ; and Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness: HUMS 1160  

Critical Advising Note: Students entering the culinary arts programs who have been assessed at college-level in all areas and/or completed any recommended developmental courses should register for CHRM 1000, CHRM 1020, CHRM 1030, and MATH 1242 in their first quarter of study. Approved uniforms, supplies, and text are required by the first day of CHRM 1030.

Option Requirements for Culinary Arts and Management - Culinary Arts

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.