CHEF JOHN FOLSE
CULINARY INSTITUTE
AT NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

THIBODAUX – LOUISIANA

Concentrations

Culinary Operations Concentration

Career Paths: Professional kitchen operations and management

The Culinary Operations Concentration of the CJFCI B. S. degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to accomplish educational goals from a more “scholarly” approach to preparation for operations management and other leadership roles in culinary arts.

Professional Concentration

Career Path: Professional kitchen operations

The Professional Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer a more “hands on” approach to preparation for operations and leadership roles in culinary arts. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, achieve additional personalization through ‘preference-driven’ course selection at various stages of the concentration to achieve ‘your’ well-rounded culinary education.

Service Management Concentration

Career Paths: restaurant & hotel dining room service, and hospitality service systems

The Service Management Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University prepares individuals for leadership positions in areas such as dining room management and operations, beverage operations, catered events, and service system design, implementation, and personnel education.

Patisserie Concentration

Career Paths: Baking and pastry operations in Restaurants, Hotels, or personal operations

The Patisserie Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University prepares graduates for professional competency in regional to international baking and pastry elements. The concentration delves deeply into areas such as the preparation of yeast and quick breads, tortes, mousses, and other pastries to be presented on buffets or as plated desserts; chocolate decor work; the study and application of classical pastry production; preparation and presentation of traditional southern pastries and breads; and even ceramic arts specifically focused on the creation of unique presentation vessels and elements of design central to this facet of culinary arts.

Business Administration Concentration

Business Strategic Concentration

Career Paths: Personal or corporate business growth, operations management, marketing & promotion, and media strategy

The Business Strategic Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to enter one of the most vital areas of the hospitality field – improving and growing a personal or corporate culinary operation. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to achieve competency in course content centered on the following broad themes designed to best prepare students for rewarding careers in industry.

Business Entrepreneurial Concentration

Career Paths: Entrepreneurship, marketing & promotion, business and product growth and analysis, media participation.

The Business Entrepreneurial Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to enter one of the most exciting and vibrant areas of the hospitality field – personal or corporate product and concept creation. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to to best prepare students to develop new culinary themes and product ideas and bring them to the marketplace.

Education Concentration

Career Paths: Secondary education certification, corporate training and content creation, industry, post-graduate education.

The Education Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is associated with The Teacher Certification-Only Program, an innovative initiative at Nicholls State University to provide an alternative route for outstanding graduates to become culinary teachers in high schools that need them the most. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to provide an efficient pathway into both high school culinary education, requiring only the B.S. degree in Culinary Arts, and full Secondary School certification through the completion of 12 credit hours of post-graduate education coursework and an internship normally within the graduate’s high school workplace. As such, this program allows students to enter the education workplace upon graduation, complete the 12 hours of study for certification while earning income, and complete the internship requirement within their own education-workplace environment. Upon completion, the graduate will have: earned a B.S. degree in Culinary Arts; become more attractive to high schools through their concentration; and be perfectly positioned to quickly achieve Secondary Teacher Certification through coursework recognized through the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and National Association of School Psychologists.

Mass Communications Production Concentration

Career Paths: Culinary marketing & promotion, corporate business growth, media participation, food journalism.

The Culinary Mass Communications Production Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to enter one of the most vital and vibrant areas of the hospitality field – marketing and promotion production. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to achieve competency in course content centered on the following broad themes: print, broadcast, advertising and public relations; researching and writing news; information gathering and production technologies; software technologies including social media, desktop publishing, photojournalism, web development and video production and their application in mass communication strategies; procedures for coordinating cameras, microphones, sets, lights and videotapes; and practical experience in electronic newsgathering and production techniques.

Mass Communications Journalism Concentration

Career Paths: Culinary food journalism, marketing & promotion, corporate business growth, media participation.

The Mass Communications Journalism Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to enter one of the most vital and vibrant areas of the hospitality field – writing and promotion. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to achieve competency in course content centered on the following broad themes: print, broadcast, advertising and public relations; researching and writing news, with emphasis on accuracy, brevity, clarity; electronic newsgathering and production techniques; legal and ethical concerns affecting publishing, advertising, broadcasting and public relations; and writing feature and special articles for newspapers and magazines.

Mass Communications Public Relations Concentration

Career Paths: Culinary marketing & promotion, corporate business growth, media participation, food journalism.

The Mass Communications Public Relations Concentration of the CJFCI Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Nicholls State University is designed for students who would prefer to enter one of the most vital and vibrant areas of the hospitality field – marketing and promotion. In addition to a robust culinary foundation, this concentration is designed to achieve competency in course content centered on the following broad themes: print, broadcast, advertising and public relations; conveying meaning through the use of images and in conjunction with text; researching and writing news; information gathering and production technologies including software technologies including social media, desktop publishing, photojournalism, web development and video production and their application in mass communication strategies; and promotion, publicity, advertising, research techniques for internal and external publications and the news media.

(Each of the Mass Communications and Business concentrations will allow the student to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts as well as a minor in Mass Communications or Business Administration.)

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