Culinary Arts Associate Degree

About This Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Program will prepare you in classic culinary techniques using modern technology and drawing from the latest trends in global cuisine.

The curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare a student for leadership, supervision, marketing, service, and management positions within the hospitality industry. This program also provides classes to learn the fundamentals of baking and pastry art.

  • Time to complete the program on a regular schedule: 100 Quarter Credit Hours
  • Full-time schedule: 4 days a week
  • Three schedules are available: morning, afternoon, and evening classes

Reach Your Goals with Optional Online and In-Person Classes

Achieve your education goals easily with most academic courses offered in-person or online. Then, choose to take morning, afternoon, or evening labs at our Houston Campus.

Online academic classes are conducted using a synchronous modality. This includes an instructor in a classroom at CIL with real-time instruction.
Students can ask their instructor questions directly.
Although online culinary courses follow a schedule, students can choose morning, afternoon, or evening classes.

By giving the online option CIL optimizes online culinary education classes to make sure you are successful in earning your degree or diploma. If you prefer, you can request to attend one or more online courses in person at CIL. This means you have the flexibility to juggle school, your job, and your personal life.

  • Foundation Courses
  • Elective Studies
  • Tuition & Costs
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 1
  • Fundamentals of Cuisine Level 2
  • Master Chefs Level 3
  • International Cuisine Level 4
  • Hospitality Courses
  • Management Courses
  • Academic Courses
    • To include a choice between Introduction to Spanish or Introduction to French
  • Practicum
    • With a choice of including a study voyage
  • Wine Fundamentals

Choose Between 7 Concentrations and/or Electives Studies

  1. Leadership in the Hospitality Industry – (HMGT) 3 Quarter Credit Hours
  2. Loss Prevention Management – (HMGT) 3 Quarter Credit Hours
  3. Hospitality Information Technology – (HMGT) 4 Quarter Credit Hours
  4. Lenotre Sommelier I – 5 Quarter Credit Hours
  5. Lenotre Sommelier II – 5 Quarter Credit Hours
  6. Healthy Cuisine Level 5 – (CULLAB) 10 Quarter Credit Hours
  7. Fundamentals in Baking & Pastry Art (BAKLAB Level1 Including Ice Cream and Chocolate) – 10 Quarter Credit Hours

All of our programs are usually less expensive than other private colleges, but most importantly, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. We also offer many scholarships.

Use our financial net price calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

If you qualify, financial aid, various grants, and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free financial aid workshops to learn about what options may be available to you.

Please complete the contact form to find out how you can get more educational value for your dollar.

The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts Program gives you skills to begin your own business whether a restaurant or catering. It prepares you for food services management positions in hotels, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. Graduates will also be prepared for positions such as chef, garde manger, line cook, sauté cook, grill cook, banquet cook, and catering assistant.

CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® offers job assistance to its students and alumni.
The college’s Career Services department assists students with job placement and a large array of employers seeking our graduates to join their companies.



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