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Culinary Arts (CULN)

CULN Students in the kitchen

Program Description

This program is designed to provide for entry‑level employment in hotels, full‑service restaurants, fast food restaurants, institutions (schools, hospitals, corrections, etc.) and private clubs. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation since July 2005.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Apply appropriate ethics for purchasing and receiving in the culinary industry.
  • Demonstrate proper work attitudes and work habits.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of culinary departmental functions and their relationship.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the culinary industry business operations.
  • Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in technical skills required in the culinary industry according to the American Culinary Federation.
  • Choose an appropriate career path based on industry knowledge or requirements.
  • Apply appropriate etiquette, appearance, and hygiene as required by industry standards.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary for acquiring a job in the culinary field.
  • Integrate their knowledge of Hawai‘i’s culture and food into cuisine.
  • Apply nutritional concerns to the creation of menus

Course Learning Outcomes

Hilo West Hawaii Lecturers Lab Assistant

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Culinary Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Culinary Certificate of Competence (CO)