Culinary Arts

The National Restaurant Association projects sales will increase by 4.9% in 2005. This impact is expected to exceed to 1.2 trillion dollars in sales alone. The industry currently employees over 12 million people. About 2 million more jobs will become available over the next 10 years. This makes the foodservice industry the largest retailer in the United States which comes out to 9% of all people employed in the US. Restaurants in Texas are also part of this economic engine of growth and project sales are expected to exceed 29 billion dollars. Each additional million spent in eating establishment will generate 41 jobs. These facts have made the restaurant industry an extraordinary career opportunity.

  • The fastest growing industry in the U.S.
  • It is estimated that there will be over 1 million more job openings by the turn of the century!
  • Get a jump-start on your career in the food-service industry now by registering in the Culinary Arts Program at STC!
  • Both Certificates (1 year) and Associate of Applied Science (2 years) degrees are available.
  • Class schedules are available at all Student Information Centers.
  • Due to limited space and to ensure your place in the program, enroll today!

Associate Degree

Culinary Arts (AAS-CULA)

Certificates

This certificate prepares students to serve under the supervision of pastry chefs and other bakery professionals as baking support staff and commercial bakery preparation workers.

Commercial Baking (CT1-COMB)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $3,128.00
Books & supplies: $1,200.00
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: N/A

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
Bakers/Pastry Chef (51-3011.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan: N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates N/A

This certificate prepares students to serve under the supervision of chefs and other food service professionals as kitchen support staff and commercial food preparation workers.

Commercial Cooking (CT1-COMC)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $2,776.00
Books & supplies: $881.00
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete: 12 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 16.70%

Employment

Jobs related to this program:
Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014.00) O*NET

Debt

Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: N/A
Median debt from institution financing plan: N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 58%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Mendoza, Amanda amendoza_9603 956-872-2211 Pecan PB1-111
Rodriguez, Irene irodri42 956-872-2211 Pecan PB1-111
Name E-mail Phone Location
Guerra, Jennifer jguerra121 956-872-2214 Pecan
Lemus, Jr, Ruben rlemus2 956-872-2057 Pecan PB1 Rm 115

Please contact the department for information about Adjunct Faculty