The Culinary Arts Technology concentration provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine as well as the art of baking and pastries. Special emphasis is placed on culinary tools, equipment, techniques, and specialty ingredients. After successful completion of the courses listed in the curriculum, students may be awarded a 1-year certificate in Culinary Arts: Food Preparation, a 2-year certificate in Culinary Arts: Food Preparation, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Students completing the program will be eligible to earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association – ServSafe.
Co-Lin and Mississippi University for Women have a partnership that will allow culinary arts students to receive a bachelor's degree from the W. The enhanced Two Plus Two program will provide a seamless transition for Co-Lin associate degree graduates in Culinary Arts Technology to finish their four year degree at the W. Mississippi University for Women is the only university in the state to offer a four-year baccalaureate program in culinary arts and one of the few in the nation that accepts career technical credits.