Chef, Mo Montgomery, with a culinary dish

Culinary Arts



PCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality program will not be accepting new students for the 2021-22 academic year. Current students will be able to continue but should contact their advisor as soon as possible to discuss possible changes to their academic plan. Contact Mo Montgomery at 719-549-3071 or with questions.

“In all professions without doubt, but certainly in cooking one is a student all his life.” –Fernand Point

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projected long-term job growth over the next 10 years for the food service industry.
semesters to complete an AAS degree

What will I learn?

PCC’s Culinary Arts program combines theory taught in the classroom with real-world, hands-on learning labs. You’ll learn technical skills such as manipulating recipes, taking measurements, and utilizing industry tools and technology. Critical professional skills are also emphasized. These include problem solving, time management, organization, and customer service with guests and colleagues within industry settings.

Culinary Arts Production Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

This degree provides advanced training in Culinary Arts Production. Students learn about health regulations, culinary skills, management skills and nutrition. Graduates are prepared for entry or mid-level positions in culinary arts facilities.

Culinary Arts Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

This degree provides training in Culinary Arts Management and are prepared for entry level positions in culinary arts facilities. Students learn management skills such as cost controls, supervising, planning, and purchasing. Health regulations, nutrition and an overview of culinary practices are also incorporated into the curriculum.

Certificate Options

Dining Services Certificate

NEW Food Service Management Certificate

NEW Bartending Service Certificate

Beginning Production & Baking Certificate

Intermediate Production & Baking Certificate

Degree requirements

Culinary Arts Management requires 61 credits.

The AAS in Culinary Arts Production requires 62 credits.

Please consult the PCC catalog for details about each degree.

What can I do with a degree in Culinary Arts?

Careers within the Hospitality industry are very diverse. Here are some examples of careers and the median wage in Colorado:

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Personal Services & Hospitality
AAS, Certificate
Course Availability
Program Start
Fall, Spring
Program Length
4 Semesters


Department Chair
Mo Montgomery

New Certificates in Food Service Management and Bartending!*

Do you already know how to cook but want to move up into management? Our 20-credit Food Service Management certificate can be completed in as little as 2 semesters. Students gain the foundational skills and certifications to become successful managers in food service. 

Want to take your bartending skills to the next level? Increase your ability to get hired and become bar management material in as little as one semester! Our Bartending Service Certificate provides students with the know how to successfully manage a bar and supervise beverage service. Click on the links to the left to learn more about these certificate options.

*Pending Financial Aid Approval