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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Culinary Arts

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 103161

Overview

The Culinary Arts associate degree program at Madison College offers you the opportunity to learn an industry that produces $400 billion in annual sales in the United States. This program holds the key to landing positions as purchasing agents, general managers and executive chefs. 

Program Details

Culinary Arts is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree and a technical diploma. Both will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Culinary program can attend full or part time.

Culinary Arts degree classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Paul Short - Madison College Culinary Arts


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.eduor (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester







Second Semester



2 credits


1 credits



Third (Summer) Term

Fourth Semester






 

Elective

3 Credits


Fifth Semester




3 credits


Recommended Electives





Outcomes

After completing the Culinary Arts program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations.
  • Apply principles of nutrition.
  • Demonstrate culinary skills.
  • Manage food service operations.
  • Plan menus.
  • Analyze food service financial information.
  • Relate food service operations to sustainability.
Careers

Prospective employers throughout Madison consider Madison College Culinary Arts graduates top candidates. Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of culinary arts including:

  • Prep Cooks/Cooks
  • Line Cooks
  • Broiler Chefs or Garde Managers
  • Sous Chefs
  • Executive Chefs or Owner/Operators

Graduates of Madison College’s Culinary Arts program typically earn $18,500 to $35,000 per year.

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 16 21 13
    Number of Surveys Sent 16 20 12
    Number of Surveys Returned 6 16 8
    Percent of Surveys Returned 37.50% 80.00% 66.70%
    Available for Employment 6 15 8
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 93.80% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 1 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 6.30% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 6 15 7
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 87.50%
    Employed in Related Occupation 5 12 6
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 83.30% 80.00% 85.70%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 3 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 16.70% 20.00% 14.30%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 12.50%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.5 3.7 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 6 16 8
    Very Satisfied 3 11 4
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 68.80% 50.00%
    Satisfied 3 5 3
    Percent Satisfied 50.00% 31.30% 37.50%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 12.50%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 6 16 8
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 5 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 66.70% 31.30% 25.00%
    Career Change 0 6 2
    Percent Career Change 0.00% 37.50% 25.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 3 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 33.30% 18.80% 12.50%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 2 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 12.50% 12.50%
    Personal Interest 0 0 2
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 25.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 15 7
    Before Enrollment 1 5 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 16.70% 33.30% 14.30%
    While Attending the College 3 2 2
    Percent While Attending the College 50.00% 13.30% 28.60%
    After Training at the College 2 8 4
    Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 53.30% 57.10%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 6 15 7
    In College District 4 9 4
    Percent In College District 66.70% 60.00% 57.10%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 5 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 33.30% 28.60%
    Outside of Wisconsin 2 1 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 33.30% 6.70% 14.30%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 6 3
    Average Monthly Wage $2,268 $2,457 $2,379
    Average Hourly Wage $13.19 $14.29 $13.83
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.5 43.1 42
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 7 1
    Average Hourly Wage $10.00 $11.38 $15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 30 25.4 27.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open
    TechConnect Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 97 681
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 77 877
    Total Jobs 174 1558
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Bear And Bottle Line Cook
    Hy-Vee Baker
    Portofino Bay Cook Mauston
    Short Stop Restaurant Prep Cook Saint Cloud MN

    * - TechConnect jobs are through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

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    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.