Hospitality Management A.A.S. with Culinary Option

Program Description

This curriculum is designed to provide the necessary professional knowledge, skill and techniques for careers in foodservice management. Graduates typically gain employment in a variety of management roles. As they gain experience, they often find their educational background and the attainment of a college degree makes them attractive candidates for increasing responsibilities, promotion, and enhanced earning potential. Should graduates wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the hospitality field or business, other institutions recognize credits earned in the program.

Program Outcomes

The Culinary option enables students to:

  1. Advance their technical skills in food preparation and service and development of their palate for flavor, aromas and other senses;
  2. Expand their the application of the principles of food identification, food utilization, menu writing,  recipe creation;
  3. Advance supervisory skills for effective use of people and resources in foodservice operations;
  4. Apply principles of kitchen and dining room and work flow design to optimize use of space and resources
  5. Become proficient in the proper use and maintenance of professional foodservice equipment;
  6. Identify efficient and effective methods for use of food and labor to minimize waste, improve productivity and profitability   
  7. Explain the history, evolution and international diversity of food products, recipes and menus;
  8. Develop the professionalism necessary for working successfully with subordinates, peers, supervisors, suppliers, customers and industry professionals;
  9. Build academic skills and acquire a global perspective in general education related to food preparation and service.
  10. Apply nutrition, sustainable and practical culinary principles in preparation for the contemporary job market. 
 COLLEGE CORE REQUIREMENTS (25 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 MAT 121 Applications for Business and Other Careers 3 credits (or Higher level MAT) 3-4 credits
 BIO 112 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits *
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits *
 BUSINESS/HOSPITALITY CORE (17 CREDITS)
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 HSP 101 Principles of Food Preparation 3 credits
 HSP 102 Food Production and Purchasing 4 credits OR HSP 296 Cooperative Education Work Experience 3 credits (Hotel Option only)
 HSP 109 Food Safety Certification 1 credit
 HSP 135 Service Management 3 credits
 HSP 211 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3 credits
 Requirements (60 Credits)
 CULINARY OPTION COURSES (18 CREDITS)
 HSP 103 Principles of Baking I 3 credits
 HSP 202 Catering and Event Management 3 credits
 HSP 204 World Cuisines 3 credits
 HSP 212 Equipment Design and Layout 3 credits
 HSP 226 Café Dining 3 credits
HSP 203 or HSP 296 3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
MAT 121 Applications for Business (or Higher level MAT) 3-4 credits
 HSP 101 Principles of Food Preparation 3 credits
 HSP 109 Food Safety Certification 1 credit
 HSP 212 Equipment Design and Layout 3 credits
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 BIO 112 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
 HSP 102 Food Production and Purchasing 4 credits
 HSP 103 Principles of Baking I 3 credits
 Semester 3
 ACC 113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 credits
 HSP 204 World Cuisines 3 credits
 BBG 114 Business Application Software 4 credits
 HSP 202 Catering and Event Management 3 credits
Social Science elective 3 credits *
 Semester 4
HSP 296 or HSP 203 3 credits
 HSP 211 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3 credits
 HSP 226 Café Dining 3 credits
 HSP 135 Service Management 3 credits
Hummanities Elective 3 credist *
 Note:

* One elective must be an IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective course.

# Please see Catalog Home  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.