How Much Time Should I Dedicate?

Fundamentals Programs

For the fundamental programs, students have 12 months, starting when they enroll, to complete the program. The Culinary Arts fundamental program takes an average 4-6 months and the Pastry Arts fundamental program takes approximately 3-4 months to complete, spending 5-10 hours per week. Students are more than welcome to put more hours into the program to finish sooner or take their time and complete it at their own pace within the 12 month timeframe.

Need to take some time off? That’s ok!  Our students can pick up where they left off without falling behind. To stay on track we recommend creating a schedule that sets time aside for coursework, shopping for ingredients and preparing the food.

Certificate Program

The certificate program is a more demanding one, with a minimum of 15 hours per week over a 13 month period required. Failure to commit this much time will most likely lead to you falling behind and the inability to finish the program.

There is also a mandatory 150 hour externship in the last block that is mandatory to graduate from the program. The externship requires students to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours per week. Failure to complete the externship will result in the student not being able to graduate.

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