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The Culinary Management (CLM) program at MCC introduces you to the range of opportunities found in the hospitality field. We prepare you with the necessary skills for starting positions within various settings of the food service industry. Coursework includes introduction to hospitality and safety and sanitation, as well as skills classes in both culinary skills and in baking and pastry. Courses are designed to meet industry standards.
The purpose of the CLM program is to increase the number of individuals trained in specialized food handling and preparation skills to fill a growing number of entry-level positions in the regional food service industry where you may:
Call (815) 455-8732 for information on our upcoming Baking and Pastry AAS and Assistant Confectioner Certificate!
Total Cost of Culinary Management AAS
(in-district) Total Amount: $10,072.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 71
Semesters to Complete: 6
What makes MCC's Culinary Management AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?
At this time, MCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and two Culinary Management certificates. The program is designed so you can complete your Chef's Assistant I and/or a Baking and Pastry Assistant I certificate as you work toward your degree.
In addition to the Culinary Management AAS, we offer:
What you need to know about getting your Culinary Management AAS (CIP 120504)
|Additional Culinary Management AAS Costs||$3,256.00||$3,256.00||$3,256.00||$3,256.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with a Culinary Management AAS?
Line cook, lead cook
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Food Service Managers||11-9051|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||35-1011|
|First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||35-1012|
|Cooks, Private Household||35-2013|
How will MCC's Culinary Management AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
- By completing the Sanitation and Safety course, you are eligible to sit for the State of Illinois Sanitation Certificate examination.
- Ask about internships!
By the Numbers:
- Salary Range: $25,000 to $35,000
- Job Outlook:
- On average there are more than 800 openings in the culinary field in McHenry County alone
- Ninety percent of students find jobs in culinary arts within one year of graduation
What have graduates gone on to do?
- Graduates have gone on to other institutions such as Kendall College to further their culinary arts educations.
- Some MCC students have received job offers from food service professionals during MCC events!
Outside of the Classroom
- In addition to standard coursework, you have the opportunity to work in our Slàinte, our student-run restaurant, and Sweet Scots, our student-run bakery
- Find out about the Hospitality Club
- American Culinary Federation
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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).
Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of FY12 completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.
Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.
Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.
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