The Culinary Institute of America

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    Advance Your Culinary Career

    Save Time and Money with the CIA's Bachelor’s Fast Track Program

    You may already have a career in food and are looking to advance. Or maybe you want a career change. No matter your situation, we know your time is valuable and you want to ensure a return on your investment. The CIA offers you:

    • Valuable hands-on skills and innovative knowledge that will prepare you for success in the booming foodservice industry
    • Guidance and mentorship from an expert faculty backed by more experience and credentials than any culinary school in the world
    • Four Career Fairs per year that draw leading employers to campus, plus lifetime support from our Career Services Office
    • A supportive, global network of 46,000+ alumni
    • The power of a degree from the world’s leading culinary college that’s highly respected throughout the food world

    Get started when you’re ready. With important factors such as work, family, and career to consider, our year-round admission makes it easier to start your CIA education when it’s most convenient for you.

    Do you already have significant foodservice experience? Then consider our Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) Students.

    Already hold a college degree or college credits? Learn more about the CIA’s transfer credit policies.

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