Baking, Culinary and Hospitality FAQs
What are the prerequisites for the Culinary, Baking and Hospitality Management classes?
Can I double major in two of the programs?
What is the difference between a certificate, a diploma and a degree?
- The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requires 68-72 semester credit hours (depending on the program) and takes two years (six semesters) to complete.
- A diploma requires 40-43 semester credit hours and can be completed in four semesters.
- A certificate requires 15-18 semester credit hours and can be completed within two semesters. Certificates also don't require general education (math or English) courses.
How much will it cost to get a two-year degree?
What if I can attend school only part-time?
Are classes offered just once a year?
Can I take any BPA, CUL or HRM classes online?
Who is my advisor?
Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management programs work with a Student Services advisor during their first semester at Wake Tech, and then a faculty member is assigned as their advisor for the duration of their program. Students may contact advisors at any time. Students can find out their advisor's name by going to "My Profile" in WebAdvisor.
Where can I buy tools, knives and uniforms?
What do I need for the first day of class?
What is required for co-op?
To be eligible to participate in the Culinary Arts co-op program, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Complete at least 14 credit hours of curriculum-related course work at Wake Tech
- Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
- Obtain a faculty advisor recommendation in writing (signature on the co-op application)
- Demonstrate satisfactory personal appearance, attitude and ability to work
- Meet health requirements
- Be legally authorized to work in the United States – be prepared to produce a Social Security card, birth certificate and/or driver's license
What kinds of job opportunities and career options are available?
What job opportunities are available in Hospitality Management?
It is very important that students find the career that fits their style, and we try to help students with that fit. They learn about the wide variety of opportunities in HRM-110 Introduction to Hospitality.
Upon graduation, Restaurant Management students are typically assistant managers of chain restaurants if they have worked as hourly associates. They usually move up quickly. District manager positions are limited to those with a college degree from Wake Tech or another school.
Hotel Management students are typically assistant general managers of limited-service properties of 150 or fewer rooms if they have worked as hourly associates. If the hotel is a full-service hotel of 300 rooms or more, they are typically assistant managers of different departments, such as front desk, sales or food and beverage, provided they have had some hourly work experience.
How can I get a reservation in Flavors?
Flavors reservations are handled through a lottery system, but you first must submit a request.
Each lottery opens two weeks prior to the date of service. Select the date you wish to dine with us and enter the number in your party. The computer-generated lottery is run a week before that date, and you will be notified by email if you have been selected. You will be prompted to send an RSVP email to confirm your reservation.
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