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Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Textbook and Supply Costs
Students should expect to spend approximately $1,300.00 for books, uniforms, and culinary supplies. This cost is in addition to the cost of tuition and fees.​​

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Hotel and restaurants
  • Resorts and private clubs
  • Catering and corporate dining
  • Government, school facilities and health care facilities

Potential Employers

  • Bon Appetit
  • Radisson Hotels & Resorts
  • The Saint Paul Hotel
  • Lund Food Holdings, Inc.
  • Lake Elmo Inn
  • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
  • Sysco Foods
  • Minneapolis Hilton Towers​

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Culinary Arts AAS Degree

  • ​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
  • BS Culinology, Southwest Minnesota State University


ACFEF Accreditation
The Culinary Arts AAS Degree and Culinary Arts Diploma programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission (ACFEF).  

ACFEFAC Program Outcomes Report

Exemplary Status
Saint Paul College’s Culinary Arts AAS degree and Culinary Arts diploma programs are the only Exemplary Status culinary programs in public education in Minnesota. ​Exemplary Status programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.