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Culinary Arts (CER-CUA)

Program Location: Gulf Shores Campus

Hospitality Management Division

Length:  Three Semesters

The Culinary Arts Certificate program is designed to provide training and development of competencies for students enrolled in the program to comply with guidelines as set by the American Culinary Federation.

This is a career program designed for students to go directly into the labor market upon completion. Although some of the courses in this program will transfer to four-year institutions, this program is not designed to be a transfer program of study; therefore, it is not subject to the terms and conditions of Alabama Transfers state transfer and articulation reporting system.

Semester One

Item # Title Credits
CUA 101 Orientation to the Hospitality Profession 3
CUA 116 Sanitation and Safety 3
CUA 125 Food Preparation 5
MTH 116 or MTH100 or more advanced math course + 3
Sub-total Credits 14

Semester Two

Item # Title Credits
CUA 115 Advanced Food Preparation 3
CUA 205 Intro to Garde Manger 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
CUA Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 12

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
CUA 111 Foundations in Nutrition 3
PAS 204 Foundations of Baking 3
CUA Elective + 3
Math, Science, or Computer Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 12


*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.

Culinary Program Enrollment and Percentages

Year Program Enrollment Percentage Completing Program Students obtaining CCC Percentage Retained Spring to Fall Job Placement Number of Graduates Annually
2016-2017 52 10% 0 40% 100% 5
2017-2018 82 6% 0 41% 87% 5
2018-2019 79 10% 0 43% 90% 8

Hospitality and Culinary Management

Hospitality and Culinary Management Files
Name File Type
Enrollment and Graduation Information
Hospitality Graduate Survey
Hospitality Program Request Info Form





Financial Aid is Available


Gulf Shores Campus

3301 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542