Culinary Arts Career
Program Goals Statement
The Culinary concentration in the Culinary Arts program provides students with the opportunity to develop the practical skills and the theoretical knowledge to work in the foodservice/hospitality fields in a variety of entry level and advanced positions in food preparation or the front of the house.
• Prior to being considered for admission, applicants must attend an Applicant Orientation Session (see BCC Web Page, Admissions, More Information).
• Prior to being considered for admission, students must complete the College Placement Exams (or be exempt).
• Students requiring developmental courses in math, reading, or English must complete those courses prior to enrolling in any culinary lab courses.
• Culinary Arts programs are exempt from meeting General Education Competencies due to the requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree.
High School Articulation Credit
• Students graduating from area high schools and vocational/technical centers who participate in the College Tech-Prep program and maintain a grade of “B” or better and have the recommendation of their Culinary Arts instructor can obtain credit for certain introductory level culinary courses depending upon the articulation agreements between their school and Bristol Community College.
• Students are responsible for the costs of their uniforms, kitchen and bakeshop tools, and texts.
• Standing for long periods of time (4 to 10 hours) during a normally protracted class and work day.
• Working in a kitchen environment where the temperature can exceed ambient temperature.
• Lifting and moving heavy weight (such as wait-trays, small equipment, and institutional size supplies - 25-50 lbs.)
• Sufficient communication skills to allow for successful interaction between the students and the public.
• Sufficient mobility and motor coordination to complete assigned tasks in the kitchen and dining room in a safe, efficient manner according to acceptable industry standards.
• Ability to learn and apply the body of knowledge necessary to meet the program curriculum and successfully enter the food service profession.
• To successfully complete the program, students should have their own transportation and should limit outside work commitments. Students must be available to work at required Culinary Arts functions.
• Graduates can work in the kitchens, dining rooms, or bakeshops of a wide variety of establishments from small local restaurants to large international organizations and can also transfer for further study to four-year colleges including Johnson and Wales University.
• BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer
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Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1
Recommended Course Sequence - Summer
Consider taking Gen Ed courses to reduce semester load.