2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2012-2013 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration/Culinary Arts Concentration, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Accreditation. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org.

Program description. The Business Administration program encompasses related disciplines in these general concentrations: Computer Accounting , Culinary Arts , Hospitality , Management  and Marketing . Students will earn a degree in a cross-disciplinary environment that reflects the trend in industry. The program employs instructors with years of practical experience and is guided by working professionals.

Culinary Arts concentration. The Culinary Arts concentration is designed to provide skills and hone the abilities of graduates so they will be able to succeed in the food and beverage segment of the hospitality industry. Practical applications of cooking theories and principles are stressed in conjunction with basic managerial applications. Courses include work-related experiences to supplement classroom knowledge, including an intense internship. Graduates can work within the select food segment or opt to go the route of an entrepreneur.

Typical job opportunities: Opportunities fall within all areas of the chef’s brigade, which ranges from station chef to sous chef and beyond. Some graduates will seek to become chefs at varied levels, while others will practice a distinct specialty.

Program goals. Upon completion of the Business Administration program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply the basic principles of Business Administration.
  2. Integrate business disciplines.
  3. Identify problems and use appropriate techniques to find solutions.
  4. Work independently and function on a team.
  5. Demonstrate basic math, verbal and written communications and computer skills.
  6. Qualify for entry-level positions in business.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the global nature of business.

Contact: Business and Computer Technology, (865) 694-6656

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

See General Education  courses for electives.