Culinary Arts (W)

General Information

The Culinary Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction by a chef instructor in a commercial kitchen and is offered on the Wesson Campus. The program provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. Students should be prepared to experience extreme hot and cold temperatures, as well as extended periods of time standing, bending, and lifting.

 After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year career certificate in Culinary Arts, a 2-year technical certificate in Culinary Arts, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi University for Women have a partnership that will allow culinary arts students to receive a bachelor’s degree. The enhanced 2+2 program will provide a seamless transition for Co-Lin associate degree graduates in Culinary Arts Technology to finish their four-year degree at The W. This university is the only university in the state to offer a four-year baccalaureate program in culinary arts and one of the few in the nation that accepts career-technical credits. 

Requirements for all program options:

1.  Must meet all general admission requirements set forth by Co-Lin

2.  Recommended minimum ACT composite score of 14