Culinary Arts Associate Degree

About this Program

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

This program also provides an initiation to baking and pastry art. The curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare you for leadership, supervision, marketing, service and management positions within the hospitality industry.

Time to complete the program in regular schedule: 100 weeks
Full time schedule: 4 hours a day, 4 days a week
Three shifts to choose from: morning, afternoon and evening classes
Two shifts for academic classes

Choose between two days per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and two shifts per day (morning or afternoon).

  • 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
    • To include a study voyage
  • Wine Fundamentals

Choose Between 6 Concentrations and/or Electives Studies

  1. Hospitality Financial Management (HMGT) 4 Credits
  2. Hotel Management (HAMG/ HRMA) 10 Credits
  3. Hotel Hospitality Management (HMGT) 10 Credits
  4. Sommelier I & II 10 Credits
  5. Healthy Cuisine (Level V Cullab) 10 Credits
  6. Fundamentals in Baking & Pastry Art (Including Ice Cream and Chocolate) 10 Credits

All of our programs are usually less expensive than in other private colleges, but most importantly, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We also have plenty of 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 lifetime job assistance to its students and alumni. The college has one of the highest job placement rates among culinary schools in Texas according to the Texas Workshop Commission.

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