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The Art Institute Of Charlotte Culinary Arts Charlotte, North Carolina

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General Information
Private, coeducational, two-year college. Suburban campus. Founded in 1999. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Offered since 2000. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 21-month associate degree in culinary arts. 36-month bachelor’s degree in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; National Restaurant Association; Slow Food International.

Areas of Study
Baking; controlling costs in food service; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; garde-manger; international cuisine; kitchen management; management and human resources; menu and facilities design; nutrition; sanitation; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production.

Facilities
Bake shop; 6 computer laboratories; food production kitchen; garden; gourmet dining room; 10 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; snack shop; student lounge; 4 teaching kitchens.

Student Profile
132 total: 117 full-time; 15 part-time.

Faculty
12 total: 8 full-time; 4 part-time. 2 are industry professionals; 1 is a culinary-certified teacher. Prominent faculty: Joseph Bonaparte, CCC, CCE, MHM. Faculty-student ratio: 1:18.

Special Programs
7-10 day culinary tours with hands-on classes to Italy, Paris, China, Culinary Competition Team, guest chefs.

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $50. Tuition: $365 per credit hour (112 hours for associate and 188 hours for bachelor). Program-related fee includes $265 for food cost per quarter.

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Housing
Apartment-style housing available.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in January, February, April, May, July, August, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application and an essay.

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Contact
Director of Admissions
Culinary Arts
Three Lake Pointe Plaza
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217-4536
Telephone: 800-872-4417
Fax: 704-357-1133
E-mail: aichadm@aii.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.aich.artinstitutes.edu.
 

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