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  • College Degrees

    Choose from Accredited Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    Associate degree programs should provide fundamental skills, techniques, and cuisine studies.

    • The CIA offers separate associate degrees in culinary arts as well as baking and pastry arts. Our two-year curriculum is structured to build your skills and knowledge in the right sequence to make sure you’re prepared for a variety of food industry jobs.

    Bachelor’s degree programs should provide the same foundation, plus build cultural, operational, and leadership knowledge.

    • The CIA offers bachelor’s degree programs in applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, and hospitality management. In addition to intensive hands-on skill development, you’ll gain specialized knowledge, receive a strong liberal arts background, and have the opportunity to study abroad and take a semester-long concentration in one of a variety of disciplines. All this experiential learning will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities and help you maximize your income potential.

    The college should be accredited by a leading agency for higher education.

    • Accreditation validates the quality of your education, adds long-term value and marketability of your degree, and allows you to pursue advanced degrees at top colleges and universities around the world. All CIA programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same organization that accredits other leading colleges and universities in our region. Accreditation also allows us to participate in federal financial assistance programs that help pay for your education.