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College of Business & Professional Studies COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Drs. Borsig and GrahamBILOXI, Miss. - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Mississippi University for Women announced a new partnership today that will allow culinary arts students to receive a bachelor’s degree on the Coast. The enhanced Two Plus Two program will provide a seamless transition for MGCCC associate degree graduates in culinary arts to finish their four-year degree through The W.

 

MGCCC President Dr. Mary S. Graham and The W President Dr. Jim Borsig signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during a ceremony at MGCCC’s Hospitality and Resort Management Center at the Jefferson Davis Campus. It will provide educational opportunities for students in the Culinary Arts and related hospitality fields, which at MGCCC includes Baking and Pastry Arts Technology and Banquet and Catering Food Service Technology.

Culinary Arts Institute“We are pleased The W's partnership with MGCCC will increase educational opportunities for students, as well as support the workforce needs of the region’s thriving culinary industry," Dr. Borsig said. "I would like to thank President Graham for her leadership, and we look forward to our collaboration with our colleagues at MGCCC.”

MGCCC’s Culinary Arts Technology and related programs provide a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. The heart of each program is hands-on lab instruction by a chef instructor in a commercial kitchen. Courses parallel those of the Culinary Institute of America and offer the opportunity for certification in the American Culinary Federation.

MGCCC“Our outstanding culinary arts programs will now offer graduates the option to continue their educational training at one of the very best bachelor degree programs in the nation," Graham said. "We are thrilled to offer these possibilities for our students, and we will continue to establish partnerships like this to enhance our educational offerings.”

Established in 1996, The W’s Culinary Arts Institute offers one of the nation’s first four-year baccalaureate degree programs in culinary arts. It is a premier national program that includes concentrations in food journalism, food art, entrepreneurship, nutrition and wellness, and Culinology.

Students entering the new program will earn a bachelor’s degree in technology and professional studies with a concentration in culinary arts. Career options include positions as executive chefs, small business owners, caterers, food stylists and food photographers, among others.

Learn more about The W's Culinary Arts Institute at www.muw.edu/culinary


For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2014
Contact: Kathy McAdams
MGCCC Public Information Office
(601) 528-8993

 

The South's premier culinary school for a quarter century.
The South's premier culinary school for a quarter century.
The South's premier culinary school for a quarter century.

 

Chef Meets Executive

Chef Meets Executive

Chef Meets Executive

You have always dreamed of owning your own restaurant. The emphasis in Culinary Management provides you with the business and legal aspects you need to know to make that dream a reality.

 

Your Next Step

Your Next Step

Your Next Step

Combining the applied skill-set learned in a career/technical program and the accrued real world experience with additional skills learned at The W, the BAS program allows individuals holding an Associate of Applied Science degree to apply their career & technical credits toward a bachelor's degree.

 

Center Stage

Center Stage

Center Stage

From cookbooks to food bloggers to culinary television, there is a wealth of food related media available today. Students in the Food Journalism emphasis take courses in writing, media, and photography.

 

Food as Art

Food as Art

Food as Art

Students who wish to express their creativity through food would enjoy this option. Student Chefs will take courses in art, photography, food styling, and demonstration techniques.

 

Food for Health

Food for Health

Food for Health

What we eat is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle. Students in the emphasis will take a combination of health and culinary courses on weight management, chronic diseases, public health, and epidemics.