Accelerated Degree Option

Anyone who has completed an associate or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Management or Baking and Pastry by completing at least 27 semester credit hours of program related course work.

For more information, contact the program coordinator, Leisa Brockman, at 618-235-2700, extension 5436, or 618-931-0600, extension 7389, or

Career Opportunities

  • Chef
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
  • Entry-level Food Service Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Production Supervisor


The hospitality and food service industry is the top retail employer in America. During the next decade, 90 percent of new jobs will be in the service industry, especially food service. One of every 10 people in the United States will be employed in the hospitality industry.

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