Do you have a passion for food, and want to infuse your career with advanced culinary knowledge and skills? In the CIA Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP), you’ll discover what goes on inside professional kitchens—learning new cooking techniques, ingredients, and culinary technology every step of the way. Our industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a superior hands-on experience that will help you bring your career to the next level. It’s a deep immersion into the professional kitchen world as only the CIA can deliver it!
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The restaurant industry is projected to add 1.6 million jobs by 2027, according to the National Restaurant Association. Sales are expected to reach $798.7 billion in 2017, up 4.3 percent gain over 2016. Having a diversified skillset will only enhance your employability. With the CIA’s ACAP, you’ll find plenty of employment opportunities in many 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.
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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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