Culinary Arts Diploma at Culinard
36 Week Culinary Training Program
The 36 week Culinary Arts program at Culinard culinary school provides a diversified, intensive education in food preparation. Students receive hands-on, realistic training designed to provide a solid background of culinary skills. Students are instructed in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced culinary arts along with a real-world externship under the direction of certified chefs.
This program is designed to provide learning experiences that offer more than just a cooking school—it offers a solid background of practical training in various culinary arts directly related to the hospitality/food service industry. The culinary arts training program at Culinard ensures that students are instructed in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced culinary arts, as well as providing a hand-on externship under the direction of certified professional chefs. This comprehensive training provides graduates with the fundamental skills necessary to adapt to the career path they choose to follow.
Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts program at Culinard, students should be able to:
- Understand the hospitality/food service industry and career opportunities in the field;
- establish and maintain high standards of personal and industry sanitation and safety;
- produce high-quality food products using appropriate equipment;
- evaluate professional standards in personal appearance and demonstrate ethical behavior;
- demonstrate proper techniques in cooking to produce high-quality products;
- assess the origin of various cuisines and their relationship to history and cultural developments; and
- analyze the workings of the pastry and baking sector of culinary arts.
Once you complete the 36-week diploma/certificate program at Culinard, you may choose to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary and Pastry Arts degree from Virginia College Online Programs.
Consumer Information for
Culinary Arts (Diploma/Certificate)
In an effort to keep our students and prospective students informed, the following consumer information is provided as required by federal regulations.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
|Chefs and Head Cooks||35-1011.00|
|Cooks, All Other||35-2019.00|
|Cooks, Private Household||35-2013.00|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||35-1012.00|
The information below is based on current and historical data and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. There are many factors that will change the cost of a program, the time to complete the program, or the amount of debt that an individual may incur in order to complete the program, including transfer credits, eligibility for grants or scholarships, the decision whether to attend on a full- or part-time basis, course failures, and non-continuous attendance. The following represents general program information that may vary for individual students based on their circumstances and campus locations. The College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees and to add or delete programs of study at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
|Q:||What is the reported completion time for this program, assuming continuous, full-time enrollment?
|A:||This program is designed to take 33 weeks to complete.
The length of the program will vary based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend less than full time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load.
|Q:||What percentage of students completes this program within this time frame?
The completion rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of students at all locations that offer this program, who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The completion rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It may not include all graduates who actually graduated from the program within the maximum allowable timeframe. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than ten completers within an award year will be listed as "N/A."
|Q:||What is the job placement rate for students completing the program?
The job placement rate listed above is based on the cumulative results of graduates from all Virginia College campuses that offer this program. This data, as reported to Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), includes graduates/completers who complete their training between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 and who are placed on or before November 1, 2012. Students excluded are documented unavailable for placement due to pregnancy, death, or other health-related situations, continuing education, military service, or who are not eligible in the United States due to visa restrictions. **N/A indicates that there were no graduates in this program for the reporting time period. The College makes no promise or guarantee of employment.
|Q:||What financing options are available to pay for this program?
|A:||In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows.|
|Private educational loans:||N/A|
|Institution financing plan:||N/A|
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to the College. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than 10 completers with an award year will be listed as "N/A".
|Q:||What is the current cost of this program? (may vary by campus)
|A:||Tuition and fees:||$15654.00|
|Books and supplies:||Included|
|On-campus room & board:||Not offered|
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, course failures, and price changes. Books and supplies are included in the tuition. The College does not offer on-campus room and board. The amount quoted reflects the maximum amount of tuition and fees charged that have been charged for this program at the time this disclosure was published. However, the amount quoted above may be different than the tuition and fees in effect at your particular campus. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College. Please contact the campus staff for the most current and accurate tuition and fee information available.