Our goal is to provide high quality training and a conceptual understanding of Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, or Hospitality and Culinary Management; to prepare students for entry into mid to upper-mid level positions in the food service industry; and to equip students with the skills necessary for advancement and new enterprise during a culinary arts or management career, including business communications skills and the essentials of food service business management skills.
The Louisiana Culinary Institute’s Programs are based on a Clock Hour / Semester Credit Hour System. Semester Credit Hours are granted upon successful completion of each course. Clock Hour / Semester Credit Hour conversions are listed in the Louisiana Culinary Institute Program Outline. Our Associate in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts Degree Program is 1335 Clock Hours / 67 Semester Credit Hours in length and takes 4 Semesters or 64 weeks or 16 months including holidays and semester breaks to complete in normal time. Our Associate in Occupational Studies in Hospitality and Culinary Management Degree Program is 1545 Clock Hours / 80 Semester Hours in length and takes 4 Semesters or 64 weeks or 16 months including holidays and semester breaks to complete in normal time.