Columbus, GA Culinary School Overviews with Degree Program Overviews

Those interested in culinary training currently only have one school option within the immediate Columbus, GA, area. To decide if the program is right for you, read an overview of the admission and program requirements for a college located within five miles of downtown.

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Culinary Programs in Columbus, GA

Although there aren't many culinary degree programs available in Columbus, GA, students can pursue training in this field at one school within a 10-minute drive of the city's center. Learn about this school's programs and coursework, and then check out a table with facts and figures about the institution.

  • Columbus Technical College is roughly 15 miles from the downtown area. The school offers a degree and diploma in culinary arts, along with a technical certificate for aspiring food production workers.

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  • Baking and Pastry Arts
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  • Catering and Restaurant Management
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  • Food Preparation
  • Food Server and Dining Room Mgmt
  • Institutional Food Worker
  • Meat Cutting

School Stats

Take some time to review this table to find out even more about the profiled college. There are details on tuition costs, retention rates and campus environment, among other areas.

Columbus Technical College
School Type 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 3,097*
Campus Setting Midsize city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $2,704 in-state; $4,840 out-of-state*
% of Beginning Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2016-2017) 85%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - Open admissions*
Retention Rate (Fall 2017) 56% for full-time students; 39% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students Who Began in Fall 2014) 21%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), College Navigator.

Columbus Technical College

According to the school's website, in the 2017 academic year, Columbus Technical College (CTC) had an in-field job placement rate of almost 86% among all of its graduates. CTC offers training related to culinary arts through its Division of Professional and Technical Services.

Food Production Worker Technical Certificate of Credit

This certificate program requires the completion of 16 credit hours. Students will study topics like the principles of cooking, safety and sanitation and restaurant operations. The program is tailored to helping students acquire entry-level positions in the restaurant industry.

Culinary Arts Diploma

The Culinary Arts Diploma program is offered to students who are looking to enter the restaurant industry or who are currently employed in the field. This program requires 52 total credit hours over four semesters. Topics that will be covered include baking principles, contemporary cuisine and leadership skills. A culinary practicum will also be required.

Culinary Arts Degree

The Culinary Arts Degree program is similar to the diploma, but it requires 65 credits of coursework over five semesters. Additional math skills and humanities classes will be required on top of the diploma program curriculum. Students will explore culinary or hospitality electives as well.

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