Culinary Arts Overview
This Culinary Institute of Virginia educational program prepares students for success in the competitive field of food service. In less than 15 months, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts.
Our Culinary Arts Program includes:
- Standards-Based, Hands-on Training
- Emphasis on professional culinary skills
- Student Externships throughout the Program to Build Your Experience and Resume
- Convenient year-round scheduling
Demand for qualified chefs can be global – there are no geographic boundaries!
As more people opt for the time-saving ease of letting others do the cooking, the need for workers to oversee food preparation and serving is expected to increase over the 2008-18 decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.1
For more information about this program, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Culinary Arts Program Description
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition (Chefs, Head Cooks, and Food Preparation and Serving Supervisors)
What You Can Learn in Culinary Arts
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Where You Can Go in Culinary Arts
Entry-level culinary employment opportunities for graduates include:
- Corporate and Independent Restaurants
- Hotels and Resorts
- On- and Off-Premise Catering
- Schools and Universities
- Hospitals and Retirement Communities
- Corporate Dining Services
- Cruise Liners
- Bake Shops/Pastry Shops
High School Scholarship Opportunities
Culinary Decathlon Competition, March 25, 2012
Test your skills against the best while competing for scholarships to attend Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV)! Up to 24 student finalists will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and techniques in ten different areas. Over fifty thousand dollars in scholarships to CIV will be awarded to the top six winners. Scholarships will be distributed evenly each semester over the length of the associate degree program. Scholarship award can be applied only to tuition and fees.
The Culinary Class Scholarship is available for high school seniors who have
- Participated for at least one academic year in a culinary related organization
(ProStart, CCAP, SkillsUSA or FCCLA) or,
- taken at least one academic year in culinary classes in high school.
Click here for the application form;
complete it, sign it and mail according to the terms in the form.
Future Possible Careers For This Program
|12.0503||Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant|
Institution and Cafeteria
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12
How long will it take to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 22 months to complete.
40% of graduates from this program finish in this time.
The median time for graduates to complete this program is 22 months.
What is the total cost of this program for me?
At ECPI University, programs are competitively priced and are designed to help you achieve your goals. Through our year-round schedule, you could earn your Associate’s in 1.5 years. That can give you the edge over students at other colleges who might still be attending class.
|Program Cost/Tuition Chart|
|Books & Supplies||$1,425.00|
|Tuition and Fees||$29,950.00|
Foundation course requirements can result in additional costs and increase the time to graduation. Actual cost may vary depending on actual time to graduate, and subject to any necessary tuition increases. (for all programs and schools)
Time frame: July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Award Year 2011-12.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, graduates used loans to finance their
education. The median debt for program graduates is:
|Federal Median Loans||$17,855|
|Private Median Loans||$0.00|
|Institutional Median Loans||$1.00|