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Degree Plans

The Food Studies program offers three different areas of emphasis, allowing students to gain the specific knowledge most relevant to their desired career.   For your convenience, there are several options for completing each version of the program, depending on your needs.

Associate of Arts

A.A.S. in Food Studies with an emphasis in Culinary Arts - Culinary Arts
A.A.S. in Food Studies with an emphasis in Culinary Arts - Baking and Pastry Arts
A.A.S. in Food Studies with an emphasis in Artisanal Food
A.A.S. in Hospitality Management (not enrolling)

 

Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency

Technical Certificate in Culinary Arts
Technical Certificate in Baking and Pastry Arts
Technical Certificate in Event Planning (not enrolling)
Technical Certificate in Wine and Spirits
Technical Certificate in Artisanal Food
Technical Certificate in Hospitality Management (not enrolling)
Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts
Certificate of Proficiency in Baking and Pastry Arts
Certificate of Proficiency in Hospitality Management (not enrolling)

The A.A.S. Degree is a vocational-oriented degree with an outcome to prepare students to enter and advance in their specific career field. While the primary aim is to prepare students for work, each degree program has a limited number of general education courses.  The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed for employment purposes and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in the degree can be transferred to another institution.

The Technical Certificate is a program of collegiate level that recognizes the completion of a specified level of competency in an occupational field. The program of study may be a stand-alone program or a part of an associate degree curriculum. At least 15 hours must be completed at NWACC to fulfill graduation requirements.

The Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded to students who have demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge against specified performance standards in a specific area or discipline. The program of study may be a stand-alone program or part of a technical certificate or associate degree curriculum. At least 7 hours must be completed at NWACC to fulfill graduation requirements.