Program Description: The Culinary Arts program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for the culinary profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and the skills for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Culinary Arts Diploma. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Entry-level persons will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the culinary field as cooks, bakers, caters, or culinary managers. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.
Employment Opportunities: Program graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs as cooks, bakers, and managers. Through the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute, program graduates are eligible to become certified cooks/bakers after one year of approved work experience.
Upon completion of the six-quarter program of study, the student is qualified to work in a food preparation, production, or service area in a variety of food service establishments.