Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE)


student menu participation The mission of the Institute of Hospitality & Culinary Education (IHCE) is to prepare students for the demands of the fast-paced hospitality and food service industry. We are committed to developing skills, strengthening character, work ethic, and challenging the student's intellectual and creative curiosity.

Today’s hospitality and food service industry calls for disciplined and creative hotel, restaurant, and culinary professionals.  The hospitality and food service industry is the largest service industry in the world. So whether you decide to launch your career in Dallas or Dubai there is ample opportunity for growth.

Collin College offers a number of degrees and certificates taught by experienced industry professionals.  With the lowest tuition in the state of Texas, you can start today.



Associate in Applied Science Degrees 

AAS Hospitality and Foodservice Management- 60 credit hours
AAS Meetings and Event Management - 60 credit hours
AAS Culinary Arts- 60 credit hours
AAS Pastry Arts- 60 credit hours


Foundations of Hotel Operations- 18 credit hours
Foundations of Meetings and Event Management- 18 credit hours 
Foundations of Restaurant Operations- 18 credit hours
Hospitality and Foodservice Management- 36 credit hours
Meetings and Event Management- 36 credit hours
Culinary Arts– 24 credit hours
Advanced Culinary Arts - 12 credit hours
Pastry Arts– 24 credit hours
Advanced Pastry Arts- 12 credit hours

Program Learning Outcome Links

AAS Hospitality and Foodservice Management
AAS Culinary Arts
AAS Pastry Arts
Culinary and Pastry Arts Marketable Skills
Hospitality and Food Service Management Marketable Skills
American Culinary Federation (ACF) Program Outcome & Success Measures
AAS Culinary Arts: Academic Year (AY) includes 3 semesters, August-July
  AY 2020-2021* AY 2021-2022   AY 2022-2023 
AAS Graduation Rate     11.0 % 16.0 % 8.4 %
Post Graduation Employment Rate 100% 100 % 100 %
AAS Graduate ACF Certification Rate**  0 % 1 % 100 %
AAS Pastry Arts: Academic Year (AY) includes 3 semesters, August-July
  AY 2020-2021*   AY 2021-2022 AY 2022-2023
AAS Graduation Rate      13.0 % 24.0 % 29.0%
Post Graduation Employment Rate 100% 100 % 100 %
AAS Graduate ACF Certification Rate** 2.4 %  0 % 100 %
*Program was in Covid-19 protocol March 2020-August 2021 
**American Culinary Federation (ACF) certifications are earned after graduating with one or both...
       1) AAS Culinary Arts, Certified Culinarian (CC)
       2) AAS Pastry Arts, Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC)
        -A one year ACF membership and certification fees are included as a program graduate. 
        -Please allow up to 3 months for application processing after the student's graduation petition is approved by Collin College.
        -The CC and CPC certifications are valid for 5-years before requiring recertification at student's discretion and expense.


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Fall 2024 Culinary & Pastry Arts Course Schedule

Kitchen Lab Orientation & Informational Sessions

All orientation sessions are conducted at the Frisco Campus, Alumni Hall, A136

Please choose a link below and register to attend.

Attending an orientation is required for permissions to enroll into kitchen lab classes.

A campus map is included in the sign-up link


Downloadable Copy of Culinary/Pastry Arts Orientation


22 June, 2024, 9:00am Orientation Reservation Link


18 July, 2024, 6:00pm Orientation Reservation Link


8 August, 2024, 9:00am Orientation Reservation Link (Last Orientation before Fall Classes Start)

Student Scholarship Opportunities

Transfer Universities

The Red Room

Advisory Board


Student Organizations

Meeting Professional International (MPI)

Hospitality & Culinary Student  Assn (HCSA)


Contact Us

          John Hines
        Career Coach  
       Frisco Campus- Suite H210

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