Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
CCAC's renowned culinary program is perfect for individuals who enjoy the preparation, cooking and presentation of food, students enrolled in this non-apprenticeship program are prepared for employment as trained chefs and culinary experts. Experienced faculty teach curriculum designed to train students to meet the increasing employment needs of the 21st century. The program accommodates both part-time and full-time students and includes classroom and food laboratory experiences. Students complete an externship with a minimum of 100 hours as part of the program. Graduates may find employment as prep and line cooks, shift chefs, sous chefs or managers in the restaurant, hotel, club, bakery and retail food industries.
Hospitality is the world's largest industry. Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the industry needs managers who are well-educated and professionally trained. Earning an Associate degree or Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management offers many opportunities in exciting and high-paying careers in all sectors of society, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, foodservice, cruises, airlines, theme parks, leisure, recreation and sports management, convention and visitor centers, tourist destinations and attractions, spa and wellness management and event planning.