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Cohort Overview

The culinary arts cohort is a special program for students interested in completing their culinary arts certificate in a shorter period than part-time students. The cohort is designed to fast-track students towards a Certificate in Culinary Arts in as little as one semester.  Eligible students enrolled in the cohort would be guaranteed registration in all of the (6) courses required to complete the certificate program.  Student will only need to be on campus two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for the culinary courses. The non-culinary classes (HRM52-Food Safety & Sanitation and NF10 Nutrition for Personal Health & Wellness) will be offered as distance learning courses with only one meeting for the final exam for HRM52. 

Cohort Eligibility 

Students Must: 

  1. have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  2. be culinary arts, foods services, restaurant manager, or hospitality major
  3. be willing to purchase the necessary resources and materials needed for the program (uniform, textbooks, ServSafe Food Protection Manager Exam Voucher-if needed)
  4. be willing to adhere to strict industry grooming standards
  5. be available to enroll in all cohort courses within the designated semester (Fall or Spring)*
  6. complete the Culinary Arts Cohort application online.

*Note: Students who have previously completed any of the courses required for the certificate are still eligible to enroll in the culinary cohorts and only take the remaining classes needed to earn the certificate.

Tuition & Fees (Estimated)

The following table provides an estimated student cost for enrolling in the Accounting program. The tuition costs are based on the college’s current tuition rates of $46/unit for in-state students and $310/unit ($264/unit tuition + $46/unit enrollment fee) for out-of-state/non-resident students.

Tuition (16.5 units)
Enrollment Fees
Textbooks (HRM & NF)
Estimated Total
$ 759.00
$ -
$ 403.00
$ 68.00
$ 1,230.00
$ 4,356.00
$ 759.00
$ 403.00
$ 68.00
$ 5,586.00





Note: Tuition costs will be lower for students who may have already completed any course that is a part of the culinary arts certificate.  

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