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Career Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-316-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Culinary arts instruction and practice

Culinary Arts Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Sous Chef
Restaurant Manager
Line Cook
Executive Chef

Average Median Wage


Culinary Arts Programs

The Culinary Arts program begins with basic theory and techniques of food production and service. Building on these basics, the program then develops advanced culinary techniques as well as skills in menu planning, purchasing, cost control, and food service supervision through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and extensive hands-on experience. Graduates of the Culinary Arts program are qualified for advanced positions in food preparation and service in both commercial and institutional establishments, including full-service restaurants, hotels, supper and private clubs, colleges, hospitals, and delis.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. It involves two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement, which identifies the program components that will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed above.

Culinary Arts Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Culinary Arts at Blackhawk
CVTC Culinary Management at CVTC
Fox Valley Culinary Arts at Fox Valley
Gateway Culinary Arts at Gateway
Lakeshore Culinary Arts at Lakeshore
Madison College Culinary Arts at Madison College
Mid-State Culinary Arts at Mid-State
Milwaukee Area Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area
Moraine Park Culinary Arts at Moraine Park
Nicolet College Culinary Arts at Nicolet College
Northcentral Culinary Arts at Northcentral