Culinary Management

Culinary Management

Degree Type

61-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-317-1

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

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.

Tuition Costs

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 admissions@wctc.edu.

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at enroll@wctc.edu.

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

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Hospitality and Culinary students gain valuable experience at WCTC’s training restaurant, The Classic Room and The Classic Bistro.

2

International study tour opportunities and internships are available. In the past, students have traveled to Italy, France, England and Germany.

3

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.

Accreditation

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 program management.

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Program Pathway

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.

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Associate Degree
  • 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

High School Dual Credit

Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields while earning college credits.

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Credit for Prior Learning

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.

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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 standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Marian UniversityBS Managementup to 58, 10% tuition discount

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Culinary Management. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

 

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