The Art Institute of Colorado

Diploma in Culinary Arts


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The Art Institute of Colorado

2 months

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USD50 for application, Fees stated are estimated. Other costs may apply. 

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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.

Entry Requirements

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.


  • Concepts & Theories of Culinary Techniques
  • Latin Cuisine
  • Management, Supervision & Career Development
  • American Regional Cuisine
  • Fundamentals of Classical Techniques
  • Introduction to Baking & Pastry Techniques
  • World Cuisine
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Sustainable Purchasing & Controlling Costs
  • Garde Manger
  • Á La Carte
  • Nutrition Science

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Contact information

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203-2172 

United States

About The Art Institute of Colorado, United States

Your ideas can fuel a creative career. And you know that your creativity isn't something you can turn off and on. It's how you're wired. It's who you are. The only real question is what you'll make of it. The answer begins with where you choose to get your education.

Begin at an Art Institutes school. The Art Institutes is a system of more than 50 schools across North America. We offer the guidance and mentoring to help you sharpen your skills, build your knowledge, and find your true calling.

In our creative community, you'll get the support, technology, opportunity for real-world experience, and professional preparation you need to launch a career where you do what you love. Explore our areas of study and learn how some of our students and alumni are using their creativity, for life.

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