The Certificate of Applied Science in Food Service Management – Culinary Arts duplicates the 1st semester of the A.A.S. degree option in the same field but provides a more compressed skill set option in the 2nd semester. Students successfully completing the C.A.S. and one year of industry experience are eligible to become Certified Culinarians (CC) through the American Culinary Federation, www.acfchefs.org. Opportunities exist for entry-level positions in food preparation and service in hotels, restaurants, catering operations, resorts, and institutions. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the A.A.S. in Food Service Management – Culinary Arts specialization.