Culinary Arts

Jamie Hetzelt, class of '00/'01

Jamie Hetzelt-Wells and husband Darren in their bakery Alfred State College dual-degree graduate, Jamie Hetzelt, '00 and '01, culinary arts and culinary arts/baking, production and management, is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells, (an Erie County Community College Culinary Arts graduate) launched as a celebration of their firs

Jamie Hetzelt is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells launched as a celebration of their first wedding anniversary.

Academic Department: 

Culinary Arts-Baking, Production & Management (AOS)

Application Code: 
0423
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

To meet the demand for skilled bakers, the program incorporates 1,350 hours of hands-on production experience, of which approximately 80 percent is concentrated in bakery training. The classroom includes detailed instruction in methods, ingredients, measurements, controls, equipment, and merchandising. The production for breakfast, lunch, and dinner requirements are built into one daily schedule.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.

Work Experience Requirements

The department requires that all students obtain an approved job in the baking industry for a minimum of 320 hours of employment during the summer between the first and second years of the program. This is to enhance skill development and improve career advancement after graduation.

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Note: students must pass 1578 before taking 2489, pass 2478 before taking 3489, and pass 3489 before taking 4488.

Program Activity Tags: 

Culinary Arts (AOS)

Application Code: 
0578
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe courses train each student in the principles applied to culinary arts. The goal is to prepare men and women for supervisory trainee positions, food production positions, or culinary arts positions which require special skills and knowledge of food, business, and human relations.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Note: students must pass 1478 before taking 2479, pass 2479 before taking 3479, and pass 3479 before taking 4478.

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