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2024-2025 Collin College Catalog 
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog

Culinary Arts, AAS

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Food is life, and you can learn to make life even more enjoyable with a certificate or degree from Collin College’s Culinary Arts program.

A part of the college’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE), Collin College’s Culinary Arts program will prepare you for a variety of food preparation positions and for career advancement in the food service industry. The program curriculum emphasizes a broad selection of hands-on food preparation courses, building on culinary foundation skills that will allow you to be effective in a commercial kitchen environment.

The curriculum is designed by industry experts and taught by experienced food service management professionals, and the program is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.


Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin College academic advisor. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.


The Culinary Arts Program is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

They may be contacted at:

180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095


Students are required to attend mandatory Culinary Arts Orientation. Please visit the program website (http://www.collin.edu/department/ihce/) for dates and times.

Note: Culinary lab classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and with cleaning chemicals.

If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.

First Year

Second Year

Total Credit Hours: 60

An American Culinary Federation (ACF) accredited program. Students will be eligible for Certified Culinarian (CC) upon graduation.

1. Certification in ServSafe
2. Certification in Food Protection Management

Many courses are offered in eight-week express sessions.

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