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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

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General Information
Public, coeducational, university. Rural campus. Founded in 1875. Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Offered since 1989. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 12-month certificate in baking and pastry arts. 16-month certificate in culinary arts. 2-year certificate in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. 4-year bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition. 4-year bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and institutional management.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; American Dietetic Association; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; International Association of Culinary Professionals; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Areas of Study
Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; convenience cookery; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.

Bake shop; cafeteria; 3 classrooms; computer laboratory; 2 demonstration laboratories; food production kitchen; garden; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; lecture room; library; student lounge; 2 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile

98 full-time. 83 are under 25 years old; 13 are between 25 and 44 years old; 2 are over 44 years old.

9 total: 8 full-time; 1 part-time. 1 is an industry professional; 7 are culinary-certified teachers; 1 is a certified executive pastry chef; 6 certified executive chefs; 1 certified sous-chef; 1 registered dietetic technician. Prominent faculty: Albert Wutsch; Hilary DeMane. Faculty-student ratio: 1:14.

Special Programs
International externship option, international study tours.

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $30. Tuition: $6606 per semester. Program-related fee includes $1500 for supply package.

Financial Aid

In 2004, 16 scholarships were awarded (average award was $2300). Program-specific awards include private scholarship support for program students. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Coed, apartment-style, and single-sex housing available. Average on-campus housing cost per month: $295. Average off-campus housing cost per month: $350.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in September. Applications are accepted continuously. In 2004, 288 applied; 145 were accepted. Applicants must submit a formal application, letters of reference, an essay, official high school transcript or GED certificate, and visit school.
Lori Roles
Admissions Counselor
Academy of Culinary Arts
1010 Winslow Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Telephone: 800-438-6424
Fax: 814-938-1158 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

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Indiana University Of Pennsylvania Academy Of Culinary Arts Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania