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Culinary Arts Diploma

IOT Fast Facts

  • 180-hour externship at a local industry kitchen
  • This program has been granted programmatic accreditation by the American Culinary Federation’s Educational Foundation (ACFEF)

There’s never been a better time to turn your passion for food into an exciting career. Are you ready to take your culinary passion to the next level?

Make Your Culinary Dreams a Reality

At IOT, get the hands-on experience you need to succeed in the food industry. Our Culinary Arts Diploma will help you develop fundamental culinary preparation and presentation skills while also focusing on more specialized areas such as:

  • Garde Manger
  • Contemporary and international cuisine preparation

Your Program Benefits

IOT designs program schedules with your busy lifestyle in mind. You can take advantage of these benefits:

  • 180-hour externship in an industry kitchen
  • Personal uniform and cutlery set provided in program cost
  • Preparation for ServSafe exams and American Culinary Certification standards for Safety and Sanitation, Supervisory Management, and Nutrition

Potential Career Paths

With IOT’s culinary arts training, you can pursue a variety of roles in food service and catering. Get the skills to become a:

  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Catering Specialist
  • Line Chef

Where Can I Work?

Here is an industry job trend breakdown*:

  • Restaurants and other eateries – 46%
  • Traveler accommodation establishments – 11%
  • Special food services – 10%
  • Amusement and recreation organizations 6%
*Source: BLS.gov

Students who successfully complete the program will be documented as “Graduate” and as proof of such accomplishment will receive a Culinary Arts Diploma.

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 880 hours and 52 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 40 weeks. An independent study component is included.

See your admissions representative for available class times.

Get Started

If you’re searching for the right California culinary school, contact IOT today to request information about our accelerated programs.

Campuses offering the Culinary Arts Diploma program:

Program Cost: $18,912.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 52 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 100%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 100%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program. There was only 1 student counted in this cohort who completed the program and started between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. 0.0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE Completion Rate: N/A%
BPPE Placement Rate: N/A%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
11-9051 Food Service Managers
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order
35-2019 Cooks, All Other
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
39-9021 Personal Care Aides
51-3011 Bakers
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
51-3092 Food Batchmakers
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
Program Cost

Program Cost: $18,912.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 52 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

Program Performance

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 100%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 100%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program. There was only 1 student counted in this cohort who completed the program and started between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. 0.0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE Completion Rate: N/A%
BPPE Placement Rate: N/A%
Placement Rate Methodology: This is a new program.

Occupational Outcomes

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
11-9051 Food Service Managers
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
35-2013 Cooks, Private Household
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order
35-2019 Cooks, All Other
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
39-9021 Personal Care Aides
51-3011 Bakers
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
51-3092 Food Batchmakers
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders