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.
Our hospitality and tourism programs prepare students for entry-level careers or advancement in the lodging, recreation management and tourism industries. Students learn essential business skills and competencies needed for hospitality operations or tourism, as well as how to plan, arrange, organize and evaluate the success of foodservice, lodging and recreation management events.