Printed on 1/21/2022

Program Availability *

Culinary Arts

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.


Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
Not accepting applications for this term

Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Info & Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze food service financial information
  • Apply principles of nutrition
  • Apply principles of safety and sanitation in food service operations
  • Demonstrate culinary skills
  • Manage food service operations
  • Plan menus
  • Relate food service operations to sustainability

Additional Information

You are required to have a uniform, kitchen shoes and knife set.
This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

Program Accreditation/Certification

This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). In this program, you will obtain National Restaurant Association SERVSAFE sanitation certification, Responsible Beverage Certification, American Heart Association First Aid, CPR & AED certification, and will be eligible to obtain the rank of Certified Culinarian from the American Culinary Federation. 

2020 Program Outcomes
- Graduation rate: 21% of students starting in 2017-18 graduated by 2019-20
- Job placement rate: 86% of graduates were employed in their field of study 
- ACF Certification rate: 57% of graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion 

2019 Program Outcomes 
- Graduation rate: 13% of students starting in 2016-17 graduated by 2018-19 
- Job placement rate: 77% of graduates were employed in their field of study 
- ACF Certification rate: 36% of graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion 

2018 Program Outcomes 
- Graduation rate: 23% of students starting in 2015-16 graduated by 2017-18 
- Job placement rate: 79% of graduates were employed in their field of study 
- ACF Certification rate: Not available

Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738