Associate of Science in Culinary Arts (ACA)

Sullivan University
Program overview
18-21 months
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

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About this program

Associate of Science in Culinary Arts (ACA)

Master both the art and science of cooking with an Associate of Science Degree in Culinary Arts from our world-renowned College of Hospitality Studies. We are committed to graduating the best-prepared, most sought-after culinary professionals in the industry. Whether your goal is to land a position in a trendy restaurant, own your own business, or even pursue your passion for food around the world, our Culinary Arts program will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make it in this competitive industry. You will spend most of your time perfecting your cooking techniques and learning new methods in our top-of-the-line kitchen labs. You’ll also gain real-world experience through practicums and externships at Louisville and Lexington’s best restaurants. The solid foundation you build will work in the favor of any aspiring chef and will prove to be well worth your time and investment-- now and in the future.

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Admission requirements

  • All applicants to Sullivan University’s graduate programs must be either in their final two-quarters of classes in a Bachelor’s degree program at Sullivan University or have an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completed application for admission with a paid enrollment fee.
  • Request transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions previously attended.
  • Complete any program-specific admissions requirements specified in the university’s catalog.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Basic Culinary Theory
  • Basic Culinary Skills Laboratory
  • Garde Manger Theory
  • Garde Manger Laboratory
  • Advanced Culinary Techniques Laboratory
  • Restaurant Practicum
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Basic Nutrition
  • International Cuisine
  • Food and Beverage Control
  • Hospitality Management and Supervision
  • Wines and Spirits
  • Baking Science
  • Composition I
  • Baking Fundamentals
  • Information Literacy
  • Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
  • Principles of Mathematics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.


$520.00 Per Credit Hour

Career paths

With an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts (ACA) degree from Sullivan University, you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to work your way to the top in places such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Cruise ships
  • Hospitals
  • Educational institutions
  • Food brokerage businesses
  • Research and development kitchens

Our Culinary Arts degree will also prepare you for many opportunities that can lead to other roles within the food industry besides the traditional chef, including:

  • Restaurant owner
  • Food stylist
  • Caterer
  • Personal chef
  • Nutritionist
  • Food scientist
  • Food and beverage manager

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Sullivan University

Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of its students. The institution offers career-focused curricula with increasing rigor from certificate through diploma, associate, bachelor’s, master’s,...

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Why study at Sullivan University

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  • On-campus, Hybrid, and Online learning experiences
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible course scheduling
  • A Career Services department with the goal to help prepare you for the next step after college

At Sullivan University, many of our students come to us after spending time at other schools. With that in mind, we keep it simple! We know you're here because you're ready to finish that degree and get serious about your future. Sullivan believes in a Stair-Step approach where students can start with a Diploma or Certificate, then proceed into an Associate's degree, a Bachelor's degree, a Master's, and finally a Ph.D.!

Our programs are based around a career-focused curriculum that teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in addition to feeding into the careers that are in demand and hiring today. The instructors are all qualified in the fields they teach plus our facilities provide you the opportunity to learn and grow. The Career Services department is there to assist you with your job search as well.

Sullivan University has a special feel to it compared to other universities. At Sullivan, everyone has a name and everyone is important. We want all of our students to prosper! During your time at Sullivan, you will become part of a history that is packed with tradition and excellence. Start your journey today!

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Sullivan University

3101 Bardstown Road
40205 Louisville Kentucky
United States of America (USA)

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