Northern Michigan University recently signed a credit transfer agreement with Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wis. Nicolet students who complete the 66-credit culinary arts associate degree can enter NMU with junior status, applying those credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
“We are excited to partner with Nicolet College to provide its students this opportunity to further their education at NMU,” said Robert Eslinger, interim dean of NMU’s College of Technology and Occupational Sciences. “The NMU bachelor’s degree track in culinary and food service covers advanced management topics and responsibilities. Students also gain practical experience in all aspects of quantity food production by running the on-campus Culinary Café and a high-end restaurant, Chez Nous.”
NMU’s program prepares graduates for careers managing and owning restaurants, hotels and catering services. They are also qualified to serve as executive chefs or food service managers at schools, hospitals and other institutions, including government agencies.
“Along with providing students with a high-quality college education, we also feel it’s important to create opportunities for them to further their education after Nicolet,” said Jeff Labs, dean of the college’s culinary arts program. “This agreement accomplishes exactly that and adds to the long list of credit transfer agreements Nicolet has in place with four-year campuses.”
This story was adapted from a Nicolet College news release.