Culinary Arts

A career in hospitality and culinary industries awaits those who complete the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Comprehensive Certificate and/or the Certificate in Baking and Pastry from MCC.

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MCC offers these options:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management – This 61 credit hour program is intended to give the serious culinary student the opportunity to learn the theory and practical applications of sanitation, business management and cooking techniques with the combination of classroom and hands-on experience to advance in the culinary field.
  • Certificate in Culinary and Hospitality Management – The Certificate in Culinary and Hospitality Management program is accelerated to offer serious, motivated Culinary Arts students the opportunity to complete the certificate program in 46 credit hours.
  • Certificate in Baking & Pastry – This new certificate is available as a stand-alone certificate and consists of 26 credit hours.


Diana Leach at culinary table

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there job assistance?

Yes, MCC will assist you in job/career placement.

What days of the week are classes held?

This varies throughout the week depending on the course. Labs are hands on and run for 5 1/2 hours and theory classes are offered one time per week for 2 hours 40 mins. 

What do the courses cost?

The AAS is approximately $8853.00. That’s a savings of at least $40k over other culinary institutions for the same quality education! The Comprehensive Certificate in Culinary Arts is approximately $7873.00; the Baking & Pastry Certificate as a stand-alone is approximately $4993.00.

What is included in the cost of the program?

The cost of the program includes: tuition, fees, 3 uniforms (chef coat, pants and hat), a professional knife kit, a professional beginning baking kit and textbooks.


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