Let your love of food become a career in the hospitality industry. Experience hands-on immersive training in one of the largest industries in the world.
A QUALITY EDUCATION
Our Culinary Arts Associate Degree will provide students with the knowledge and basic skills required to be successful in the culinary industry. Graduates satisfy the American Culinary Federation eligibility requirements for the Certified Culinarian (CC) and Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) designations. Students will also complete a ServeSafe certification.
Our Culinary Arts Careers Studies Certificate is also an option for prospective students to consider and is designed to be completed in two semesters.
Individuals may also enroll in a variety of culinary courses without pursuing a degree in order to learn about specific topics of interest.
Southwest as part of the Virginia Community College System, has a Transfer & Guaranteed Admissions Agreements site, providing a full listing of transfer opportunities. Contact us today for more information and to get started!
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
The cost of a community college culinary arts degree versus a private college/university will save thousands!
Average Cost of Southwest: $12,000
Average Cost of Private College: $60,000-100,000
Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.
Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.