Culinary Arts - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(78-79 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all designated CHEF courses and Major Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 78-79 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, IV, and VI; students need to take ONE additional course to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1
Composition I 3, 44
Area II: Mathematics
Survey of Mathematics 53
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Survey of Economics3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Visual Concepts3
General Education Elective 23-4
Core Requirements (21 Credits)
BMGT 240Human Relations3
CHEF 101Culinary Arts Kitchen Orientation 3,43
HOST 201Introduction to Hospitality Industry 33
CHEF 165Math for Kitchen Operations 33
BMGT 201Work Readiness and Preparation3
OATS 215Spreadsheet Applications3
or OECS 215 Spreadsheet Applications
OATS 105Business English3
Major Requirements (36 Credits)
HOST 203Hospitality Operations Cost Control 43
HOST 208Hospitality Supervision 43
HOST 214Purchasing and Kitchen Management 43
HOST 219Safety, Security and Sanitation in Hospitality Operations 3,43
CHEF 233Culinary Arts Fundamentals I 44
CHEF 234Culinary Arts Fundamentals II 44
CHEF 235Advanced Culinary Arts I 44
CHEF 236Advanced Culinary Arts II 44
CHEF 240Baking Fundamentals I 44
Electives, to bring the total credits to 75
Select a minimum of 9 credits from any CHEF courses not listed above.9
Total Credits78-79

(78-79 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all designated CHEF courses and Major Requirements and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.  A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 78 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BMGT 201 Work Readiness and Preparation 3
CHEF 101 Culinary Arts Kitchen Orientation 3
CHEF 165 Math for Kitchen Operations 3
HOST 201 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
OATS 215
Spreadsheet Applications
or Spreadsheet Applications
3
 Credits15
Semester 2
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
CHEF 233 Culinary Arts Fundamentals I 4
CHEF 240 Baking Fundamentals I 4
CHEF Approved Elective - Any CHEF course not listed in requirements may be used. 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
BMGT 240 Human Relations 3
CHEF 234 Culinary Arts Fundamentals II 4
HOST 203 Hospitality Operations Cost Control 3
HOST 208 Hospitality Supervision 3
CHEF Approved Elective - Any CHEF course not listed in requirements may be used. 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
CHEF 235 Advanced Culinary Arts I 4
HOST 214 Purchasing and Kitchen Management 3
HOST 219 Safety, Security and Sanitation in Hospitality Operations 3
OATS 105 Business English 3
CHEF Approved Elective - Any CHEF course not listed in requirements may be used. 3
 Credits16
Semester 5
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics 3
ECON 1110G Survey of Economics 3
ARTS 1145G Visual Concepts 3
CHEF 236 Advanced Culinary Arts II 4
General Education Elective - Choose one course from the NM General Education Requirements in the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3-4
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits78-79