To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/culinary-arts/
Program Number: 10-316-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Prepare for an in-demand career with a bright future through Moraine Park’s Culinary Arts program.
About the Program
From careers as corporate chefs, research and development, Artisan bakers, pastry chefs and more, food industry job opportunities are endless. Step into this booming field by getting started in the Culinary Arts associate degree program at Moraine Park.
What You'll Learn
The Culinary Arts courses at Moraine Park provide training in all aspects of food preparation and production. Students practice food preparation techniques in the state-of-the-art culinary arts labs at the Fond du Lac campus. Students also develop baking skills by producing Artisan breads, breakfast pastries, and restaurant desserts. In addition, Culinary Arts classes at MPTC cover essentials such as customer service, sanitation and safety, and restaurant management.
Culinary Arts students gain real-world experience at Moraine Park’s “Park Terrace” restaurant, a student-guided learning environment. At Park Terrace, students develop menus, design table layouts, create management plans, oversee production in an active restaurant, and more.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Students must purchase the required uniform, baking kit, and the required knife kit for this program.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
Earn a certificate, technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.