Culinard - Culinary Arts Programs

Culinary Arts Diploma - 36 Week Program

This program prepares students for a diversified, intensive education in food preparation. Students receive hands-on realistic training, following the program guidelines of the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. It is designed to provide learning experiences that offer students a solid background of practical training, and ensures that students are instructed in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced culinary arts along with a real-world externship under the direction of certified chefs.

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Pastry Arts Diploma - 36 Week Program

The exciting new Pastry Arts program at Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, provides students a diversified education in pastry preparation while allowing them to fully explore their creative nature. Students are in the kitchens the very first day of class, gaining hands-on, realistic training. The program follows guidelines prescribed by The American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. A hands-on externship under the direct supervision of certified chefs is an integral part of the program.

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Culinary Arts Associate Degree (Online)

Virginia College offers an online associate degree in Culinary Arts that is designed for students who already have formal training in culinary skills at a post-secondary level but who want an associate degree and a broader skill base in order to increase opportunities for employment and advancement.  The program offers a broad, practical curriculum and real-world instruction using convenient, on-line classes that give students the education they need for a successful career in the culinary arts.

Note: This program is offered in the online format but to qualify for admission, candidates must have successfully completed a diploma program that offers training in cooking and kitchen skills comparable to the one offered by Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Prospective students should speak with an Enrollment Specialist to determine acceptability of earned credits or degrees from other institutions.

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