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Culinary Arts & Nutrition

United Tribes Technical College

The Nutrition and Foodservice Department (NUT) at United Tribes Technical College offers an AAS degree in Culinary Arts and Nutrition or a certificate in Culinary Arts. The degree plan supports cultural connections to Mother Earth through gathering and growing foods, health education messages, and food-related stories. Both the AAS degrees and the certificate allow students to earn the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe credential.

The Nutrition and Foodservice Department collaborates with UTTC’s Land Grant Extension Programs. This relationship provides students opportunities for hands-on experience and mentoring from community educators.

Class sizes are small, so students and faculty get acquainted and work together to ensure that each student has a good learning experience. Practicum experiences with local senior centers, restaurants, cafeterias, school foodservice, and private businesses lead to job offers and opportunities that support future employment.

The Culinary Arts and Nutrition students gain hands-on experience in food preparation, the use of commercial kitchen equipment and kitchen management. The degree plan includes food science, basic nutrition facts, kitchen math theory, and food safety and sanitation. Graduates are prepared to work with school meal programs, Elder Nutrition Programs, health-care kitchens, casino kitchens or restaurants.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Culinary Arts and Nutrition AAS degree program will:

  1. Identify the relationship between cooking skills and nutritional choices.
  2. Apply cooking techniques and culinary skills
  3. Apply food safety and sanitation principles.
  4. Use procedures to manage a foodservice business.

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
NUT 100Intro to Nutrition & Foodservice2
NUT 105Managing Food Protection3
NUT 111Lifeskills3
NUT 200Food Science & Cooking Skills4
NUT 210Quantity Foods5
NUT 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
NUT 297Foodservice Practicum3

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
NUT 296Community Health Practicum2
NUT 110Mother Earth, Food Sovereignty & Health3
NUT 101Culinary Calculations3
NUT 220Culinary Fundamentals4
NUT 221Culinary Baking4
NUT 245Menu Planning3
NUT 251Managing Foodservice Operations4
NUT 260Community Nutrition3
NUT 295Culinary Lab Exploration2
NUT 297Foodservice Practicum5

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Culinary Arts and Nutrition AAS degree program will:

  1. Identify the relationship between cooking skills and nutritional choices.
  2. Apply cooking techniques and culinary skills
  3. Apply food safety and sanitation principles.

Fall Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
NUT 100Intro to Nutrition & Foodservice2
NUT 105Managing Food Protection3
NUT 111Lifeskills3
NUT 200Food Science & Cooking Skills4
NUT 210Quantity Foods5
NUT 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
NUT 297Foodservice Practicum3

Spring Semester

Course CodeDescriptionCredits
NUT 296Community Health Practicum2
NUT 110Mother Earth, Food Sovereignty & Health3
NUT 101Culinary Calculations3
NUT 220Culinary Fundamentals4
NUT 221Culinary Baking4
NUT 245Menu Planning3
NUT 251Managing Foodservice Operations4
NUT 260Community Nutrition3
NUT 295Culinary Lab Exploration2
NUT 297Foodservice Practicum5