Program Overview

Culinary Arts

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Culinary Arts curriculum provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of foodservice settings including full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract foodservice and health care facilities.

Students will be provided theoretical knowledge/practical applications that provide critical competencies to meet industry demands, including environmental stewardship, operational efficiencies and professionalism. Courses include sanitation/safety, baking, garde manger, culinary fundamentals/production skills, nutrition, customer service, purchasing/cost control, and human resource management.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level opportunities including prep cook, line cook, and station chef. American Culinary Federation certification may be available to graduates. With experience, graduates may advance to positions including sous chef, pastry chef, executive chef, or foodservice manager.

Learn about the new American Tobacco Campus location.

Please email Altarius Moody for more information and before you apply to Durham Tech so he can assist you. 

Next Application Deadline is Mar 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type


Credit Hours



American Tobacco Campus

Program Stats

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Median Salary

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Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

18-19 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
HRM-215 Restaurant Management 3
HRM-245 Human Resource Management-Hospitality 3