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A: Go to our Program Information page to see all the classes for each program.
A: Students do not have to take the classes for the culinary and baking/pastry programs in order. However, some classes at our culinary college require prerequisites. Classes at the CAI are offered at different times to meet the needs of busy students.
A: Most students complete an associate's degree in two years, certificates in one year. You need 67 credits for the associate's degree in culinary arts and 70 for the baking and pastry. Typically a student can take up to 15 credits per semester. Students can do their externship during the summer and/or take classes as well. So it's really up to you and your schedule.
A: You can earn degrees or certificates in both areas. You can work on both sets of classes simultaneously, or earn one associate’s degree, and then the other. Only 21 credits are required between the two associate’s degrees.
A: This depends on you. What do you enjoy? What are your strengths? You could work for a small restaurant, a large corporate hotel, a college, school, hospital, or many other areas. See this explanation of specific culinary positions.