Culinary Studies

Entry Requirements

In order to become a student in the Culinary Studies Program (A.A.S. and CCL's), students must complete the
following process:

  1. Enroll in the college and meet with the Student Specialist for Culinary Studies. Define your goals with the advisor as to what you are seeking within the program: AAS Degree, Certificate of Completion, Baking and Pastry, and/or transfer to a four year institution.
  2. Program pre-requisites require the completion of the following courses with a "C" or better: ENG091, RDG091, and MAT 090, 091or 092,
    or placement into higher level English, Reading, and Math courses
    or equivalent by assessment.
  3. Register for classes with assistance from Culinary Studies Student Specialist.
  4. Attend a Culinary Institute Orientation.
  5. Obtain a Maricopa County Food Service Worker Certificate before the start of classes.  More information can be found at
  6. Purchase uniforms and tools that are required for lab courses.  More information on uniforms and tools can be found at /institutes/culinary-institute/tools-reqs