Associate of Science - Culinary Arts

Riverside City College
9 months
Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Associate of Science - Culinary Arts

This program prepares individuals to provide professional chefs and related hospitality services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. This includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistance, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, including cost and inventory controls, aesthetics of food preparation and presentation, as well as training in a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Culinary Arts will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Fundamentals of Baking
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Intermediate Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Nutrition
  • Human Relations Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 9 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.


Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate learned customer service, wait staffing and point of sale system knowledge in a working dining room setting.
  • Employ proper safety and sanitation principles to the receiving, storage, preparation, and service of food.
  • Formulate menus utilizing menu design techniques, conversion of written recipes, and calculations of food costing and menu pricing.
  • Demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of classical and contemporary cooking methods for both hot food and baking/pastry arts.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of classical knife cuts. Apply learned cooking methods to international cuisines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in piping skills, mold usage, plate presentation, and other artistic techniques used in the garde manger kitchen as well as hot food, cold food, and pastry presentation.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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