Culinary Management

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

103171

Credits: 

62.00
Financial Aid Available

If you’re a people person and like a fast-paced atmosphere, consider a culinary career. Opportunities abound in restaurants, healthcare facilities, institutions, and other areas where food is prepared and served. Our Culinary Management program prepares you for supervisory and management positions in the field by introducing you to the many types of operations within the food service industry and engaging you in performance-based instruction.

Culinary management students are taught how to train and supervise employees effectively and manage a food service operation efficiently.

In addition to obtaining general knowledge about the industry, students gain skills in critical thinking, computer use, human relations, and organization through classroom instruction, seminars, and on-the-job experiences. Students are given the opportunity to graduate with the nationally recognized ServSafe sanitation certification as well as learning the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety system.

*HACCP was developed by NASA

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Culinary Management

This program will cost about $9,300* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Culinary Management 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates9
Graduates Responding6
Employed in Related Occupation5
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market1

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding22
Average Hours Per Week2838
Median Hourly Wage$14.82 $14.38
Hourly Wage Range$12.63 - $17.00$13.00 - $15.75
Median Annual Salary$21,696.74 $27,852.50

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Coffee Shop Management; Cabin coffee, La Crosse, WI
  • General Manager; Domino’s Pizza, Stevens Point, WI
  • Kitchen Manager/Business Owner; Eagles Club, Abby’s Concessions, Rochester, MN
  • Nutrition Technician; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Food Director/Supervisor
Culinary Chef
Executive Sous Chef
Manager - Restaurant/Café/Dining Room/Kitchen
Assistant Manager

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Culinary Management

Career Pathways

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