Printed on 6/21/2024

Program Availability *

Culinary Arts

Locations Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Appleton
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.
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Estimated Cost

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

$11,490.22*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$412.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$1,122.70*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).

Admissions

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 www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Additional Information

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.

You are required to have a uniform, kitchen shoes and knife set.

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 a menu
  • Relate food service operations to sustainability

Accreditation

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. 

2024 Program Outcomes
- Graduation rate: 15.1% of students starting in 2021-22 graduated by 2023-24
- Job placement rate: 100% of responding graduates were employed in their field of study
- ACF Certification rate: 0% of responding graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion

2023 Program Outcomes
- Graduation rate: 5.8% of students starting in 2020-21 graduated by 2022-23
- Job placement rate: 80% of responding graduates were employed in their field of study
- ACF Certification rate: 25% of responding graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion

2022 Program Outcomes
- Graduation rate: 20.0% of students starting in 2019-20 graduated by 2021-22
- Job placement rate: 100% of graduates were employed in their field of study
- ACF  Certification rate: 0% of graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion

2021 Program Outcomes
- Graduation rate: 17.5% of students starting in 2018-19 graduated by 2020-21
- Job placement rate: 80% of graduates were employed in their field of study
- ACF  Certification rate: 33% of graduates received ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion

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


Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 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 Services

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.

Career Services

Career Services 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.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738