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Culinary Arts Program

The culinary arts program at College of Southern Nevada prepares students for a career as an executive chef, restaurateur, food and beverage manager, food writer, research chef, or a culinary educator. The program focuses on cooking related services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Program courses include: recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, managing food supplies and kitchen resources, food presentation, and a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Get more details below including other Nevada colleges that offer culinary arts program.

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College of Southern Nevada

1421 Pullman Dr., Sparks, NV

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest public college in the state, offering mostly two-year courses throughout its Charleston, Cheyenne, and Henderson main campuses as well as nine other learning centers in the Las Vegas area. CSN was founded in 1971 as the Clark County Community College, opening its doors to a mere 400 students at the time. There are now over 40,000 students availing of more than 200 degrees and technical programs in the CSN schools of Arts and Letters, Applied Technologies, and the Engelstad School of Health Sciences, among others.

As its contribution to the community, CSN's Division of Workforce and Economic Development offers various training programs for workforce skills enhancement and career development. Since its inception in 2005, about 65,000 students have enrolled in courses for adult literacy, business services, occupational safety, and different technical programs.

High school students of Southern Nevada are accommodated by CSN via the Jumpstart Dual Credit Program. Jumpstart was designed to allow young students to earn early college credits at their respective schools. The CSN High School, on the other hand, provides high school courses for juniors and seniors who wish to attend classes at the CSN campus.

Establishments within CSN include a Fine Arts Gallery, Performing Arts Center, the Desert Garden Center, and the only public planetarium in Southern Nevada. Its Campus Child Care facility provides daycare services for student-parents to aid in their academic pursuits. CSN Henderson houses the Lied Field at Morse Stadium, home to the CSN Coyotes baseball team.

Students Enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. College of Southern Nevada has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2019)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award9
Associate's Degree53

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male25
Female37

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
Asian18
Black5
Hispanic17
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White9
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown8

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Culinary Arts program at College of Southern Nevada, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chefs and Head Cooks

Description

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chefs and head cooks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Reno, NV
    • Total Employment: 450
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.79
    • Average Annual Salary: $47400

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Cooks, Private Household

Description

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Cooks, Restaurant

Description

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, cooks, restaurant employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Reno, NV
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $12.08
    • Average Annual Salary: $25130

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students College of Southern Nevada accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, College of Southern Nevada may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Intercollegiate Athletics

College of Southern Nevada is a Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NJCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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