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Culinary Arts - Diploma

55 Credits
DIP 3411
Degree Description

The Culinary Arts program is designed to meet the varied needs of food service establishments. Learners are provided with a background of hot and cold food preparation, food service management, and cost control.  Demonstrations and practical experience provided in our operational dining room/cafeteria permit learners to develop the necessary food preparation skills for gainful employment.

Admission Dates: Fall Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (17 Courses)

CULN1100 Introduction to Foodservice (2 Credits)
CULN1101 Sanitation & Food Safety (2 Credits)
CULN1102 Culinary Math (1 Credit)
CULN1103 Culinary Fundamentals 1 (4 Credits)
CULN1104 Culinary Fundamentals 2 (4 Credits)
CULN1105 Butchery (4 Credits)
CULN1106 World Cuisine & Cultures (2 Credits)
CULN1200 Garde Manager 1 (3 Credits)
CULN1201 Garde Manager 2 (3 Credits)
CULN1202 A la Carte Cooking & Production (4 Credits)
CULN1203 Baking 1 (2 Credits)
CULN1204 Baking 2 (4 Credits)
CULN1205 Hospitality Nutrition (2 Credits)
CULN1300 Culinary Management (4 Credits)
CULN1301 Advanced Culinary (4 Credits)
CULN1302 Sustainable Foods & Organic Cooking (1 Credit)
MKT 1830 Customer Service (3 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 Course)

Choose one COMM course from the following list:
COMM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
COMM130 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (1 Course)

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 9 (if COMM 110 is chosen, it will only be used in requirement 2 and will NOT fulfill this requirement).
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
( Credit)
MASS110 Introduction to Mass Communication (4 Credits)
PHIL100 Ethics in Society (3 Credits)
PHIL150 Medical Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL210 Environmental Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL215 Business Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL220 ( Credit)
PSYC140 Psychology of Positive Adjustment (4 Credits)
POL 110 American Government (3 Credits)
SOC 106 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 Credits)
SOC 205 Special Topics in Sociology: (3 Credits)
AIS 120 Dakota Culture, History and Language (3 Credits)
SOC 206 Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credits)
SOC 251 Criminology and Criminal Behavior (4 Credits)
SOC 259 Drugs and Society (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.