About this course
Culinary Diploma students obtain a foundational knowledge and skills in the fundamental techniques and theories of the culinary arts and in industry practices. Through applied coursework and hands-on experiences students will build the necessary skills and abilities to confidently meet the challenges of the food service industry. The curriculum is based on classical principles emphasizing modern techniques and trends in both the classroom and the kitchen. Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the culinary industry such as entry-level prep cooks, line attendants, and entry-level pastry assistants.
The Art Institute of Colorado requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0 for admission to the college. Prospective students whose high school GPA falls between 1.5 and 1.99 must demonstrate to the admissions committee that they are dedicated to improving their academic performance through a combination of the essay, transcripts, and placement tests. Students whose high school GPA falls below 1.49 will not be considered for admission, with the exception of those individuals who have attended another college for a significant period of time, earned a minimum of 30 credits or with an approved appeal from the Admissions committee.