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Culinary Arts Diploma

Feed Your Creativity and Passion

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?

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40 Weeks to a New Career

Culinary instructor shows students how to chop vegetables

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
Culinary student plates a meal

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
Woman prepping kitchen while another person works over a grill

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.

What can I do with the Culinary Arts Diploma program?

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
Cheese board

What Program Graduates Say

  • Going to IOT was one of the best decisions of my life. I have always wanted to be a Chef since I was young.

    Lea Nelson

Where Can I Study?

Number of Students Enrolled: 65
Number of Students Graduated: 48
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 74%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 42
ACCSC Employment Rate: 89%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment 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 employment rates.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2017): N/A%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2017): N/A%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2017): N/A%
This is a new program.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2018): 60%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2018): 86%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2018): 0%

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 Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 49%
BPPE Placement Rate: 88%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.1% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

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

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

Number of Students Enrolled: 70
Number of Students Graduated: 42
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 61%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 37
ACCSC Employment Rate: 88%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 4.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment 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 employment rates.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2017): N/A%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2017): N/A%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2017): N/A%
This is a new program.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2018): 66%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2018): 63%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2018): 0%

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 Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 49%
BPPE Placement Rate: 88%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.1% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

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

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

Number of Students Enrolled: 65
Number of Students Graduated: 48
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 74%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 42
ACCSC Employment Rate: 89%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment 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 employment rates.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2017): N/A%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2017): N/A%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2017): N/A%
This is a new program.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2018): 60%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2018): 86%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2018): 0%

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 Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 49%
BPPE Placement Rate: 88%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.1% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

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

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

Number of Students Enrolled: 70
Number of Students Graduated: 42
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 61%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 37
ACCSC Employment Rate: 88%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 4.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment 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 employment rates.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2017): N/A%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2017): N/A%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2017): N/A%
This is a new program.

ACFEFAC Graduation Rate (2018): 66%
ACFEFAC Placement Rate (2018): 63%
ACDEFAC Certification Rate (2018): 0%

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 Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 49%
BPPE Placement Rate: 88%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.1% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

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

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