Culinary Arts Programs in Bakersfield
Students may find that culinary arts program offerings near Bakersfield, CA, are limited. Still, one school in the area offers programs that are within a 10-minute drive of downtown. Read about the required courses and hands-on training at the institution, and review a table of statistics to get additional details on the school.
- Bakersfield College is the only not-for-profit school in the area with culinary arts certificate and associate's degree programs. The campus is located about five miles from central Bakersfield.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Baking and Pastry Arts
- Catering and Restaurant Management
- Chef Training
- Food Preparation
- Food Server and Dining Room Mgmt
- Institutional Food Worker
- Meat Cutting
Find out more facts about the profiled school in the table below. It contains figures in areas like tuition costs and graduation rates that can help you decide if it's the right college for your goals.
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||18,698*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$1,326 in-state; $8,102 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014)||80%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2014)||70% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (2014)||23% graduation rate*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Bakersfield College's culinary arts certificate and associate's degree programs require students to participate in internships, laboratory courses and cooperative work experiences. Culinary arts students can also develop their professional skills by working in the school's on-campus restaurant.
Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts
The certificate program requires students to complete 24.5 credit hours of coursework in nutrition, sanitation, food safety, baking and related topics. Students also complete a series of foodservice production courses and labs where they learn how to prepare salads, stocks, meats and hors d'oeuvres. A course in purchasing and personnel management techniques is included as well. Before students complete this program, they must earn a foodservice sanitation certificate.
Associate in Science in Culinary Arts
In addition to the foodservice courses found in the culinary arts certificate program, students pursuing an associate's degree must complete general education courses. They're also asked to participate in an advanced foodservice practicum.