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  • CIA Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)

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  • Know the Kitchen, Advance Your Career

    You have the passion for food and the desire for career growth. Now all you need is the culinary knowledge to bring it all together. If you already have a bachelor鈥檚 degree, you can advance your career with CIA鈥檚 Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP). In just 30 weeks at CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, you鈥檒l gain advanced new skills and insight into the workings of the professional kitchen in the best way possible鈥攈ands-on, with the guidance of our industry-experienced faculty.

    Highlights:

    • Grow your career options alongside classmates who have a bachelor鈥檚 degree and share your culinary passion.
    • Learn the culinary fundamentals, from knife skills to sauces to palate development.
    • Explore flavor dynamics, ingredient function, baking and pastry, and healthy cooking techniques.
    • Prepare a variety of world cuisines from Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean.
    • Practice batch cookery, 脿 la carte-style service, and a variety of cooking methods.
    • Cook with the bounty of California鈥檚 Napa Valley and make professional connections with the region鈥檚 visionary leaders.
    • Earn the credential that primes you to step into any kitchen, work with suppliers, and lead professionals across the foodservice industry.

    Ready to get started? Apply Today!

    A Savory Future

    If you have a passion for food, adding culinary knowledge and skills to your degree can help diversify your skill set and make you more desirable to industry employers.

    CIA鈥檚 ACAP program can open doors to many exciting fields, including:

    • Restaurant Manager
    • Food Technology
    • Guest Services
    • Nutrition Consultant
    • Food Service Management
    • Culinary Education
    • Food Media Professional
    • Culinary or Food Science
    • Marketing
    • Baking or Pastry Chef
    • Sous Chef

    With so many possibilities, our staff is ready to help you every step of the way. There鈥檚 no network like the CIA network, which includes some of the world鈥檚 most renowned culinary, beverage, and hospitality experts.

    is as diverse as it is extensive. They鈥檝e found success doing what they love. Now it鈥檚 your turn.

    Curriculum

    The 30-week Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP) includes:

    • 30 credits in culinary arts requirements

    In the ACAP, you will learn the culinary arts fundamentals鈥攃ooking methods, flavor development, fabrication techniques, world cuisines, baking and pastry, and more鈥攖hat will give you a hands-on understanding of the professional kitchen and expand your career opportunities.

    Requirements

    • This accelerated program is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor鈥檚 degree and have a serious interest in advancing their culinary knowledge.
    • Students will study full-time and in-person at CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, with student support services provided at our a California campus.

    How to Apply

    Culinary School Costs

    CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here鈥檚 even better news鈥more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

    Don鈥檛 let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world鈥檚 premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.

  • Learn by Doing

    CIA Students Get Hands-on Experience by Olive Harvesting in the Napa Valley

    It鈥檚 within reach. Olive harvesting in the Napa Valley is the perfect example of the hands-on learning you鈥檒l find in CIA accelerated culinary arts certificate program.
  • Cool Courses You鈥檒l Take鈥

    Cool Courses in Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate

    鈥淗eat it up鈥 in the kitchen in CIA accelerated culinary arts certificate program, with courses that may surprise you.

    Check them out

  • Contact Us

    Tyler Gelrud, Associate Director鈥擜dmissionsTyler Gelrud
    Associate Director鈥擜dmissions
    Tyler.Gelrud@culinary.edu
    707-967-2338

    Specializes in assisting certificate program students

  • Caroline Lynch, accelerated culinary arts certificate alum, now designer culinologist/food scientist

    Alumni Spotlight

    Caroline Lynch Gador '08
    Senior Manager, Research and Innovation, Danone
    鈥淚 know for a fact that my CIA education has gotten me to where I am today.鈥
    Joel Gamoran

    Alumni Spotlight

    Joel Gamoran 鈥08
    Host and Executive Producer, Scraps and National Chef and Director of Culinary, Sur La Table
    鈥淚 needed the 鈥榳hy鈥 in my cooking. Why do scallops caramelize? Why does brining make such a huge difference? I am not a very scientific chef, but these are important for everyone to understand to fully reach the potential of their kitchens.鈥
  • Did You Know?


    74% of leading food employers surveyed prefer to hire CIA grads.