Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Provides opportunities for students to build character, leadership, and technical skills that are necessary for success in the global industry of hospitality and tourism. For a four-year degree in Hospitality Management, continue in Henry Ford College's Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Execute a menu from start to finish in compliance with ACF category F and G standards for edible hot and cold food.
  2. Relate restaurant operations and scenarios to FDRP standards and procedures.
  3. Based on MLCC and MRA standards, assess when and how beer, wine and spirits are served in a licensed establishment
  4. Based on NRA standards, decide how to handle various types of food in order to prevent food borne illness.
  5. Incorporate professional work behaviors to complete 300 hours of supervised internship.
  6. Organize examples of various segments (Non-Commercial, Lodging, Sports & Leisure, Restaurant, Casino) and job opportunities in the Hospitality Industry.
Career Opportunities

Coupled with diverse line level work experience, the student completing this degree may want to consider entry-level supervisory or management position in these areas:

  • Full Service Hotels

  • Resort and Travel Destinations
  • Fine Dining Restaurants

  • Health Care Services
  • College and University Dining

  • Casinos
  • Conference Centers
  • Food Sales and Marketing

  • School Food Service

  • Catering
  • Casual Dining Restaurants

  • Sports, Leisure, and Event Services


The Culinary Arts Associate in Applied Science is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The department has also earned the Exemplary Program Award symbolizing the highest educational standards recognized by the ACFEFAC. The award is presented to programs that have proven consistent compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements, along with excellent management of the program. ACFEFAC is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Instructors receive training and certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational lnstitute, The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Federation of Dining Room Professionals and the American Culinary Federation.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Official HFC chef's uniform required to be purchased prior to beginning classes for culinary lab courses - contact department on process to order uniforms. Visit the Hospitality Department in M-163 in the Culinary Arts & Student Center building, or online at for uniform ordering information.

General Education

Category 7
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements


NOTE: HOSP-220, HOSP-224, and HOSP-226 must be taken concurrently.

*Students may take HOSP-190 for 2 semesters instead of HOSP-290 for 1 semester.

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.