61-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree
August / January
Culinary management is a field for those who are passionate about food and business
savvy, and want to combine the two for a rewarding career. Devote 1,000-plus lab hours
to learn the latest culinary techniques and trends, and gain practical, hands-on experience
in meal planning, preparation, presentation and serving at the on-campus training restaurant.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2024 Start
- Application Opens: September 1, 2023
- Application Deadline: August 5, 2024
Spring 2024 Start
- Application Opens: April 1, 2023
- Application Deadline: January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Start
- This program cannot be started in summer.
* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live,
how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial
aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.
Additional Estimated Costs
- Any PC
- Knife set: $450
- Uniforms: $200
- Black non-slip lace-up shoes: $50
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
- High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through
the 11th grade.*
- ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
- Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must
be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on
a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
- If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.
*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to email@example.com.
Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.
Those working in culinary careers place a high priority on customer service in order
to provide guests with a top-notch dining experience. If you possess excellent time
management skills, are manually dexterous and can work safely and effectively in the
kitchen – plus, the physical endurance needed for fast-paced work, a career in culinary
management may be right for you.
- Sous Chef
- Assistant Manager
- Line Cook
- Kitchen Manager
$27,900 – $52,300 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as
reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may
vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
What Makes This Program Unique?
International study tour opportunities and internships are available. In the past,
students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.
The Hospitality, Baking and Culinary Club promotes professionalism among members, develops and uses resources and talents to
increase members’ knowledge of the hospitality/culinary industry, and improves human
relations through club and industry interaction.
This program earned exemplary status with the American Culinary Federal Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Exemplary programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized
by ACFEFAC. This is awarded to programs that have proven full compliance with all
ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent
Bakers prepare items such as breads, pastries, muffins and other items for general...
It takes a well-trained kitchen staff to create a memorable dining experience for
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway.
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses
for higher wages and job advancement.
Culinary Management Pathway
Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced
high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work
or volunteer experience.
- Culinary Management (this program)
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits
into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
More Credit Opportunities
Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in
high-demand fields while earning college credits.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge
you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.
Transfer Opportunities After WCTC
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our
degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level