Associate of Applied Science in
Associate of Applied Science Degree - CULINARY ARTS Piedmont Virginia Community College
The restaurant and foodservice industry is one of the fastest-growing occupational sectors with a need for well-trained and skilled professionals. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts blends professional and technical courses in the culinary arts with general academic courses that provide graduates with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills needed to succeed in the foodservice industry. The required internship allows students to apply and put into practice what they are learning in a real-time setting and gain insight into their chosen field.
Occupational Objectives: Career opportunities in the restaurant and foodservice industry include: chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, personal chefs and line cooks at casual and fast-food restaurants, hotels, resorts and country clubs. The Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for immediate employment upon graduation.