Nutrition and Foodservice Systems

The Nutrition and Foodservice Systems degree is offered in cooperation with Oregon State University and is tailored for the individual seeking a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Foodservice Systems with a strong Culinary Arts component. Through a unique articulation agreement students may transition seamlessly to OSU to complete the final two years of a baccalaureate program. A thorough introduction to Culinary Arts, coupled with a strong business core, prepares students for a variety of careers in the hospitality/restaurant industry that focus on serving healthy menu options and using local ingredients.

Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED certificate. They should have a strong understanding of business math, good communication skills, and a desire to work directly with customers and staff. In addition, they must be able to work under pressure; demonstrate manual dexterity, physical stamina, concentration, and a good memory; and have a cheerful, friendly, outgoing personality. Besides the regular college costs, students spend about $500 to purchase uniforms, knives, books, shoes and other equipment. Students should wait until after the first day of class to purchase these items.

Students become skilled at working with virtually all types of standard kitchen equipment and tools. In this excellent hands-on learning environment, students learn to care for and maintain a full-service kitchen.

Students will concentrate on business and management skills to prepare for the completion of their bachelor’s degree at OSU, followed by a strong foundation in culinary skills gained the second year. Enrollment in the Culinary Program is limited; therefore students must arrange an advising appointment with the Culinary Arts Program Chair prior to pursuing this degree.

The Associate of Science (AS) Degree is designed for students planning to transfer to Oregon State University. Classes that meet Nutrition and Foodservice Systems degree requirements at OSU are listed below.