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Culinary Arts

College of DuPage

18 months
3052 USD/year
3052 USD/year
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If you have a passion for food, the Culinary Arts program from College of DuPage is both exciting and challenging. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art kitchen and facilities.


College of DuPage offers an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Culinary Arts and a certificate in Culinary Arts. Prior to registration, students should meet with a program advisor for course selection.

Career Information

The hospitality industry is the nation's largest private sector employer. More than two million jobs are expected to be added through 2016. If you are friendly and energetic, creative, self-motivated, a problem solver and a hands-on participant, then you may be right for a career within this industry.

Graduates of the Culinary Arts program from College of DuPage become chefs in major restaurants or start their own businesses. Typical salaries include the following:
  • Executive Chef: $73,400
  • Sous Chef: $42,300

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Regional American Cuisine
  • Fast Casual Dining Operations
  • Culinary Applications for Specialty Diet
  • Culinary Measurements & Conversions
  • Culinary and Baking Nutrition
  • Nutrition
  • Foodservice Sanitation License

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Admission requirements

  • Be 16 years of age or older without a high school diploma or GED by the start of the course. 
  • A cumulative minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 3.75 on a 5.0 scale.
  • Apply for general admission online to College of DuPage  A one-time $20 Admissions Application fee applies.
  • Complete the Early Admissions Entrance Form.
  • Meet all prerequisites for the desired course. Visit the Course Catalog for more information about class prerequisites, including required placement tests. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4578 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    3052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4578 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Glen Ellyn

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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