You have the passion for food and the desire for career growth. Now all you need is the culinary knowledge to bring it all together. If you already have a hospitality or liberal arts bachelor's, you can advance your career with the CIA's Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP). In just 30 weeks at our California campus, you’ll gain advanced new skills and insight into the workings of the professional kitchen in the best way possible—hands-on, with the guidance of our industry-experienced faculty.
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If you have a passion for food, adding culinary knowledge and skills to your degree can help diversify your skill set and make you more desirable to industry employers.
The CIA’s ACAP program can open doors to many exciting fields, including:
With so many possibilities, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way. There’s no network like the CIA network, which includes some of the world’s most renowned culinary, beverage, and hospitality experts.
The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. Now it’s your turn.
The 30-week Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP) includes:
In the ACAP, you will learn the culinary arts fundamentals—cooking methods, flavor development, fabrication techniques, world cuisines, baking and pastry, and more—that will give you a hands-on understanding of the professional kitchen and expand your career opportunities.
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This accelerated program is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree and have a serious interest in advancing their culinary knowledge.
How to Apply
The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.
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