Explore Academic Programs - Culinary Arts and Hospitality


The Hospitality program at Central Texas College introduces students to the many careers and opportunities available in the hospitality field. Students receive instructional and hands-on training to prepare them for a variety of career options. Whether the student is new to the industry or a seasoned practitioner, we can help prepare them for the next step in their career.

Our degree programs provide training in restaurant management, hotel management, food and beverage management, culinary arts and baking. Our culinary and baking students have access to complete labs which afford the student the opportunity to gain experiential learning taught by experienced culinary professionals.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Hotel manager

Potential Earnings: (2014) $22.93 hourly, $47,680 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (5 - 8%)


Baker

Potential Earnings: (2014) $11.35 hourly, $23,600 annually

Market Growth Rate: (5 - 8%)

Chef

Potential Earnings: (2014) $20.01 hourly, $41,610 annually

Market Growth Rate: faster than average (9 - 13%)


Food and beverage manager

Potential Earnings: average (5 - 8%)

Market Growth Rate: average (5 - 8%)


 * Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Baking and Pastry Specialization

60 credit hours; four semesters full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Culinary Arts

60 credit hours; four semesters full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Food and Beverage Management Specialization

60 credit hours; four semesters full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Hotel Management Specialization

60 credit hours; four semesters full-time

Associate of Applied Science

Restaurant and Culinary Management

60 credit hours; four semesters full-time

Certificate of Completion

Baking

21 credit hours; two semesters full or part-time

Certificate of Completion

Culinary Arts

30 credit hours; two semesters full-time

Certificate of Completion

Food and Beverage Management

29 credit hours; two semesters full-time

Certificate of Completion

Hospitality Property Management

30 credit hours; two semesters full-time

Certificate of Completion

Institutional Food Service Operations

34 credit hours; two semesters full-time

Certificate of Completion

Restaurant Operations

27 credit hours; two semesters full or part-time

Certificate of Completion

Restaurant Skills

21 credit hours; two semesters full or part-time

Certificate of Completion

Rooms Division

24 credit hours; two semesters full-time