Applied Studies: Culinary Arts


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Culinary Arts degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an AAS from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The Culinary Arts Program prepares you in all facets of food preparation and presentation and helps you to develop your own creative culinary style.  You will receive instruction on basic to advanced cooking skills including meat, fish and poultry fabrication; grade manger (cold food preparation); charcuterie (sausage, pate and terrine preparation); baking; pastry art; and more.  Coursework also covers tableside cooking, menu design, restaurant operations, management principles, nutrition, safety and sanitation.  You will receive extensive hands-on training in cooking labs and in the student-operated dining room which is open to the public.

Where You Could Work

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Cruise ships
  • Hospitals and healthcare centers
  • Institutions and companies with food services

Potential Job Titles

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Ship Food Service Manager
  • Caterer
  • Cafeteria Manager


Part 1. General Education Core
Part 2. Biblical Studies Core
Part 3. Applied Area & General Electives
65 Credits