Course Catalog - Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Business & Industry Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


Level 1: Introduction to Culinary Arts #8422

The course will provide insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 2: Culinary Arts #8420

Level 2: Culinary Arts D #8423

This course teaches the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking, the science of baking, and management and production skills and techniques. Students can pursue appropriate industry certifications. This course may be offered as a laboratory-based or internship course.

SEM: 2 CR: 2


Level 3: Advanced Culinary Arts #8424

Level 3: Advanced Culinary Arts D #8427

Advanced Culinary Arts will extend content and enhance skills introduced in Culinary Arts by in-depth instruction of industry-driven standards in order to prepare students for success in higher education, certifications, and/or immediate employment.

PR: Culinary Arts

SEM: 2 CR: 2


Level 4: Practicum in Culinary Arts #8421

Level 4: Practicum in Culinary Arts D #8428

Students learn employability skills, job interview techniques, communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development. Instruction may be delivered through school-based laboratory training or through work-based arrangements.

PR: Culinary Arts

SEM: 2 CR: 2


Level 4: Food Science #8430

A study of the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations using scientific methods.

PR: one credit in biology, one credit in chemistry, and at least one credit in a Level 2 or higher course from the hospitality and tourism career cluster. 

SEM: 2 Science CR: 1