This program offers students an opportunity to become culinarians in the food service industry. Students learn basic knowledge, hands-on skills, and techniques demanded by the complex culinary industry through classroom instruction and laboratory classes. The culinary arts program requires 1,022 hours in total.
Culinary Arts Prospects
- People will continue to eat out, buy takeout meals, or have food delivered. In response, more restaurants will open and cafeterias, catering services, and nontraditional food-service operations, such as those found inside grocery stores, will serve more prepared food dishes. These circumstances will increase demand for cooks.
- The employment of cooks is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Individual growth rates will vary by specialty.
- Overall job opportunities are expected to be good as a result of employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Cooks with training and related work experience will have the best job prospects.
- Program length: 60 weeks
- Total Hours: 1,022 clock hours