Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts: Al Pollard Culinary Arts Program, A.A.S

Offered by: Virginia Western Community College
Type: Associate's
Format: On site
When Class times vary depending on the availability of the kitchen.
Average Time to Complete This program can be completed in a two year time period if classes are taken in suggested order.

About the Program

The curriculum in the Al Pollard Culinary Arts program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and basic skills required to be successful in the culinary industry. Graduates satisfy the American Culinary Federation eligibility requirements to test for both the Certified Culinarian (CC) and Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) designations. This program prepares graduates to enter the workforce at differing levels as a baker, broiler cook, expediter, fry/suite’ cook, pantry cook, pastry cook, soup and sauce cook, sous chef, and vegetable cook. With successful work experience, students will be able to become head cooks and chefs.

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Courses & Requirements

66 credit hours | Course Checklist

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Virginia Western Community College provides students with a wide array of learning resources with the goal of promoting increased student success through the application of technology, training, and services that foster and strengthen effective teaching and learning throughout the college.

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