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The Blue Ridge CTC Associate degree in Culinary Arts is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful, high-paying careers in the food service field.
Set a solid foundation in the food service field with a two-year Associate degree in Culinary Arts. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.
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For chefs and head cooks annually.
Expected for employment in the culinary field between 2020 to 2030.
Projected each year on an average for in-demand culinary-related occupations.
With an associate degree in Culinary Arts, students gain industry-specific knowledge and skills that provide a smooth transition into the workforce. Our Culinary Arts program:
Do you have the curiosity and desire to pursue a rewarding career in the culinary industry? Master the trade with the Blue Ridge CTC’s Culinary Arts associate degree program! Our curriculum is guided by experienced faculty who provide extensive culinary knowledge in a classroom environment.
The Blue Ridge CTC Associate Degree in Culinary Arts uses evaluation and creativity to take learning to the next level. The curriculum focuses on nutrition, safety, food origins, food costs, product efficiency, and more. Students are developed into professionals ready to enter the culinary workforce.
Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.
With an associate degree in Culinary Arts, students learn culinary foundations through practical lab experience and prepare for entry into the food service, tourism or hospitality industry.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Culinary Arts equips students with skills related to nutrition, safety, and sanitation, origins of food, food history, food costing, product efficiency, and more. Our extensive curriculum allows students to:
Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.
Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:
Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.
Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.
Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.
We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.
Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!
We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.
We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:
Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.
With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.
Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.
Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.
Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.
The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.
We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating
We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.
We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.
We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.
Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.
Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!
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Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.