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Louisiana Culinary Institute


Courses & Curriculum

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Courses & Curriculum

Earn your Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies in either Advanced Culinary Arts or Advanced Baking and Pastry.

Our goal is to provide high quality training and a conceptual understanding of Professional Cooking and Culinary Arts; 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.

How long will it take to get my Associate Degree?

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 1695 Clock Hours / 75 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.

Two Concentrations to Choose From in Culinary Arts

Advanced Culinary Arts (Savory) Concentration

Advanced Baking and Pastry Concentration

Classes are held Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 1:45 pm. This is 5 hours per day, 4 days per week for a weekly total of 20 hours (minus 45 minutes per day for lunch). Additionally, students who do not have transfer credits for appropriate General Education classes will have class every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm (for the first 3 semesters). This will bring those students’ weekly total to 23 hours (minus 45 minutes per day for lunch).

At this time, there are no national or state legal requirements for licensure for culinary arts professionals. Additionally, there are no unique requirements for career paths or for employment and advancement opportunities within the culinary arts.


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