Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
HCM100Sanitation and Safety2Principles and methods of sanitation safety and equipment. Equipment selection and facilities planning. Also includes preventive maintenance.Loading...
HCM104Sanitation and Equipment Lab1The lab consists of sanitation practices. The student will carry out the practice of table service for international cuisine dinners and apply sanitation measures. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
HCM110Baking (lab)2This course offers instruction in baking fundamentals and procedures as applied to bread, rolls, cakes, pastries and cake decorating. Practical experience in sanitation, safety and the use of large equipment is also emphasized. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144 or instructor permissionLoading...
HCM124Advanced Baking2Advanced principles and procedures of producing baked goods, decorative work and display pieces. Prerequisite: HCM 110, 270Loading...
HCM143Food Preparation I3Introduces the student to the scientific principles used in food preparation. Involves preparation procedures and techniques to be used with fruits, vegetables, starch products, cheese, eggs, meat, poultry and fish. Establishes criteria needed to produce a standard product. Corequisite: HCM 144Loading...
HCM144Food Preparation I Lab3Preparation of small servings of salads, starch, cheese, egg, meat, poultry and fish products using the techniques studied in lecture. Oral and written evaluation of each product. Corequisite: HCM 143Loading...
HCM152Food Preparation II2The study of the principles and procedures of quantity food production as they apply to salads, soups, vegetables, entrees and desserts. Emphasis on organization and recipe standardization. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCM 153.Loading...
HCM153Food Preparation II Lab2The production of quick breads, desserts, salads, vegetables, soups and main entrees to be sold to the public. Time is spent on an individual recipe production project. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCM 152.Loading...
HCM167Culinary Skills Development3Students produce and serve meals for the public in an actual restaurant experience. Emphasis is on the various management functions required to serve quality foods efficiently and intermediate culinary preparation techniques. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153Loading...
HCM168Advanced Culinary Cuisine2Discussion of the more intricate and difficult cooking principles and techniques of classical cuisine, along with planning for advanced culinary cuisine. Prerequisite: HCM 167. Corequisite: HCM 170Loading...
HCM169Culinary Cuisine Lab4Preparation of intricate and difficult classical cuisine dishes. Students will rotate through the cooking stations of the traditional brigade kitchen and then prepare food for service to the public. A la carte preparation is emphasized. Prerequisite: HCM 167. Corequisite: HCM 168Loading...
HCM170Culinary Cuisine Lab3Preparation of intricate and difficult classical cuisine dishes. Students will rotate through the cooking stations of the traditional brigade kitchen and then prepare food for service to the public. A la carte preparation is emphasized. Pre-requisite: HCM-167 , Co-requisite: HCM-168Loading...
HCM172International Cuisine (lab)3Application of gourmet cooking through actual quantity preparation of eight-course international dinners. Four evening gourmet dinners will be prepared and served during the semester. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153. Corequisite: HCM 173Loading...
HCM173International Cuisine2Students research and plan international dinners. Emphasis is on menu and production planning for eight-course gourmet dinners. The lecture will also focus on the pronunciation and definition of French terms. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153. Corequisite: HCM 172Loading...
HCM175International Cuisine Lab II3Application of gourmet cooking through actual quantity preparation of eight-course international dinners. Four evening gourmet dinners will be prepared and served during the semester. Prerequisite: HCM 172, 173Loading...
HCM200Dining Room Service2A dining room service course in an actual restaurant experience with emphasis on using sound management techniques and quality customer service.Loading...
HCM210Dining Management2Students will plan menus and meal service in actual restaurant experience. Emphasis is on using sound management techniques for producing high-quality food and service to the public. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153Loading...
HCM215Fine Dining Experience 2 Lab2This course will provide the student with experience in advanced table side service from a fine dining perspective. The legal aspects of beverage service. Pairing foods and beverages. Students should be aware that several lab hours are outside the regular academic day.Loading...
HCM231Nutrition2An overview of nutrition-related topics including the psychology of eating and evaluation of food intake.Loading...
HCM240Menu Planning and Design2This course applies the principles of menu planning and layout to the development of menus for a variety of types of facilities and service.Loading...
HCM250Purchasing2Principles and methods of food purchasing with emphasis on specifications and grading of various food products. Includes financial procedures and controls used in the food service industry.Loading...
HCM270Garde Manger2Application of techniques used in preparation of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, decorative food displays and ice carvings. Emphasis is placed on aspics, galantines and buffet presentations. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144Loading...
HCM300Beverage Management2This course will familiarize the student with all aspects of beverage service including wine and alcohol laws. The basic mechanics of beverage preparation, sales and promotion will be covered.Loading...
HCM320Intro to Hospitality Industry2Course introduces students to the broad world of hospitality while preparing them for careers in the field. Discussed will be three primary areas of hospitality - food and beverage, lodging and tourism, along with an introduction to business basics.Loading...
HCM510Work Experience3An approved program of experience in one of the many hospitality areas: restaurant, hospital, club, school food service, hotel or motel. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
HCM550Food and Wine Seminar3This introductory course involves flavor profiles of both food and wine with a focus on culinary principles. This course is not for Culinary Arts/Hospitality Careers majors.Loading...
HCM600Intro to Lodging Operations2An in-depth look at the management and operations of key services within hotel properties. Included are guest services, housekeeping, maintenance and security. Course will examine the intricacies of these services from a management perspective.Loading...
HCM604Hotel Service Internship5An approved program of work experience in one of the many hotel/motel properties in the area. Prerequisite: HCM 320. Corequisite: HCM 600Loading...
HCM605Hotel Administration2A management course that introduces the student to advanced studies of property management, catering, sales, legal aspects, security and maintenance of all departments of the hotel.Loading...
HCM928Independent Study1 Loading...