Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts Pathway

Step 1

Begin at any point
in the pathway.

I am a High School Student

Did you know you can take LTC coursework while in high school? Learn more about dual credit options and what may be available at your local high school.

I need my GED/High School Diploma

Did you know LTC offers the Certificate of General Education Development (GED) and the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) testing services? We even have classes available to help you prepare for the exams. Learn more about obtaining a GED or HSED.

I have my High School Diploma

If you already have your High School Diploma you are ready to apply for a pathway at LTC, start your application now.

I have prior College Education and/or Work Experience

With LTC's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. Whether you've taken dual-credit courses in high school, at another college, or have on-the-job experience that's relevant to your LTC program, you may be eligible for college credit. Learn more about LTC's Credit for Prior Learning.

Step 2

Build on your education.

Reach your goals & earn meaningful
credentials along the way.

Restaurant Services Essentials Certificate

Career Options:

  • Food Server
  • Food Preparer

Potential Median Annual Salary:

  • $18,491

Learn more about this 5-credit Technical Diploma

Only 43 more
credits

Culinary and Baking Basics Technical Diploma

Career Options:

  • Baker

Potential Median Annual Salary:

  • $25,355

Learn more about this 9-credit Associate Degree

Only 39 more
credits

Culinary Technical Diploma

Career Options:

  • Cook

Potential Median Annual Salary:

  • $23,982

Learn more about this 48-credit Technical Diploma

Only 12 more
credits

Culinary Arts Associate Degree

Career Options:

  • Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Kitchen Manager

Potential Median Annual Salary:

  • $24,731

Learn more about this 60-credit Technical Diploma

 

 

Step 3

Expand your goals.

Interested in starting another pathway? Learn more
Interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree? Learn more

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