To succeed in today’s thriving and rapidly expanding food industry, you need the “complete package”—proven knowledge, skills, experience, and the right culinary education credential.
If you have at least 2½ years of post-high school, full-time back-of-the-house restaurant or foodservice experience, you may qualify for enrollment in our Advanced Career Experience (ACE) associate degree program. Through the ACE program, you can complete the requirements to earn our highly respected Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Culinary Arts degree in just 15 months—six months quicker than our standard associate degree program.
There are several entry dates to choose during the December through June enrollment season, and valuable scholarships and grants are available.
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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—approximately 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.
With a CIA degree, you don’t just have a foot in the door—you have thousands of feet in the door. Our alumni are an accomplished, supportive network throughout the industry, whatever your career goals. You can:
And with so many possibilities out there, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way, not only for that ideal first job, but for a lifetime of great opportunities. There’s no network like the CIA network!
The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. They fully embraced the idea that Food is Life™.
Now it’s your turn.
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