Associate in Applied Science
in Culinary Arts
The Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an exciting career in the growing food service industry. Students learn through hands-on training utilizing the latest technology in fully equipped kitchen labs. The diverse faculty of chefs brings many years of experience at the executive chef level.
The Culinary Arts program is home to Okmulgee’s finest restaurants, the State Room and the Tech Room. Students gain valuable experience operating these two restaurants, which are open to the public. Known for famous grand buffets, visitors come from all over the region just to enjoy the unique dining experience.
At OSUIT, students gain hands-on experience in real-world learning environments, with a diverse and experienced faculty of professional chefs, proven teaching methods, a low student-to-faculty ratio, and multiple internship opportunities.
Over the past decade, America has developed a fascination with the culinary arts. Primetime shows like Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, as well as celebrity chefs including Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, and Jamie Oliver, have led to the advent of entire television networks that offer both entertainment and education on hospitality management.
Fine dining is enjoying a resurgence and is changing the way hotels, cruise lines, and vacation resorts deliver legendary experiences while offering fantastic career opportunities for Culinary Arts graduates. Recent graduates are well prepared to begin their career with a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge necessary for success.