Prospective Students

Getting Started

The Culinary Arts Department offers in depth programs that allow students to accomplish their culinary goals. We invite prospective students to review our website and programs. If additional information is needed, contact the Culinary Arts Department.

Once you have determined which Culinary Arts program is right for you, it’s time to get ready for registration. Culinary classes are not open to general registration and you will need to follow the process below to register for classes.

*Due to the high volume of students attempting to register and limited seating, please pay careful attention to this process in order to avoid any discrepancies and expedite your registration.  


STEP 1: New to ACC

Get ready to take credit classes at ACC. If you have graduated from high school or have a GED, then you are ready to get started taking credit classes at ACC. Please review the Destination: ACC web page for the step by step process for all students new to ACC.


When you meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor you want to declare your major in your chosen Culinary Arts program during this session.


Completion times for Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts degrees are as follows:

Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Associates of Applies Science  – 2-Years*

Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Certificate – 1-Year*

*In Full-Time Status


To proceed to Step 2, you need to attend the Culinary, Hospitality, & Tourism Area of Study Information Session.


STEP 2: Culinary Advising

Get classes unlocked. Culinary course are not available for general registration and are locked. Advising allows us to ensure that there are enough seats available to students within our programs. Students will need to submit a Student Petition and a current Food Handler Certificate to have culinary courses unlocked for registration.


Once you have the necessary paperwork, contact a Culinary Advisor to make an advising appointment.


STEP 3: Registration

Sign-up for classes. After you have met with a Culinary Advisor and have submitted all the necessary documents, you are ready to registration. If you have not reviewed the Course Schedule or Registration Eligibility Times, this is the time to plan your semester. Classes may fill quickly and being prepared will ensure you get the classes you need.


Tuition is based on your residential status. In addition to tuition, the college charges additional fees. Click here to see tuition rated and all fees.

STEP 4: Orientation

Get equipped. New Culinary Arts students and Hospitality student registering for CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation are required to attend the Culinary Arts Orientation. You will learn about uniform, tools, Code of Conduct, and helpful academic resources. Please see our Home page for the upcoming session.