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Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu

Train to become a Culinary Professional

Great cooks are born from having a quality culinary arts education. To provide for your desire and drive to join their profession, the Le Cordon Bleu associates degree in culinary arts can start you on the path to professional career opportunities in the culinary industry.

Le Cordon Bleu provides innovative training where professional chef instructors teach classic foundational techniques, allowing you to learn hands on – and helping you build your confidence and develop your own creative style. You’ll have the opportunity to gain comprehensive training in the school of culinary arts with additional food operations, pastry preparation and general education classes that can reinforce skills crucial to the workplace. In addition to training in our professional kitchens and student-run campus restaurant, our culinary degree programs provide off-campus externships where you can apply your skills and work alongside culinary professionals in a real-world restaurant or culinary establishment.

Primary Culinary Arts College Program Objectives

Students with an associate degree in culinary arts can:

  • Learn the artistry and classic culinary techniques for food preparation as well as the qualities of a culinary professional.
  • Gain an appreciation for the international diversity, history, and evolution of the culinary arts, and the principles of food identification.
  • Acquire basic kitchen management skills, including purchasing and inventory controls and front-of-the-house operations.
  • Reinforce your culinary arts training with general education courses that teach marketing knowledge and interpersonal communication skills.
 

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Employment Rates and Other Student Disclosures

Le Cordon Bleu provides certain information to assist prospective students in understanding facts about our programs. Click here to find these disclosures in the form required by United States Department of Education regulations.

Below the School discloses virtually all of the same and additional data, placement rates (if required), and qualifications and explanations that are important to fully understand the data. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and the School does not guarantee employment or salary.

  Program Disclosure Information for: Scottsdale Campus - Associate Degree in Culinary Arts

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 70.4%
    Campus Rate
  • NA
    Program Rate
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 11/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The Board licenses and regulates private postsecondary educational institutions operating vocational and degree programs.

Rate Calculation

Placement Rate: (A + B)/(C-D) = 0
A = Based upon the total number of graduates during the reporting period, "A" is the number of graduates placed in their field of study.
B = Based upon the total number of graduates during the reporting period, "B" is the number of graduates placed in a related field of study.
C = Total number of graduates
D = Total number of graduates "not available for placement" (i.e. due to health related situations, continuing education, military service).

 
  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 81%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC):

Reporting Period: 6/1/2010 through 5/1/2011

Date Submitted: 10/2013

The program rate shown corresponds to the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts 15 month program. The program rate for the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts 21 month program is 70%. Students in the 21 month program graduated between 9/1/2009 and 8/1/2010.

RATE CALCULATION 

ACCSC's scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of private, postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers.

Rate Calculation

Number of graduates employed¹
Divided by/
Number of graduates available for employment²

  • ¹ "Graduates employed in field" is the number of graduates employed in jobs for which the program trained them.
    • In applying this ACCSC definition, we classify graduates as employed in jobs for which the program trained them if they are employed in a related field that requires the graduate to use at least 20% of the skills taught in his/her core program curriculum.
  • ² "Graduates available for employment" is the number of students who graduated from the program within 150% of the stated program length, minus the number of:
    • graduates that continue on with education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis
    • graduates who fall into one of the following categories
      -deceased,
      -incarcerated,
      -actively deployed in the military,
      -unable to work due to the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or
      -international students who have returned to their country of origin.
 
  • 70.4%
    Campus Rate
  • 72.07%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 11/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

(PF+PR)/(G-U)

PF = Placed in Field, PR = Placed in Related Field
G = Graduates and Completers, U = Unavailable for Work

  • "Placed in Field" means the position requires a direct use of the skills taught in the program
    • In applying this ACICS definition, we classify graduates as employed in some cases if they are employed on a part-time or temporary basis or in a non-traditional capacity.
  • "Placed in Related Field" means the position requires an indirect use of the skills taught in the program.
  • A "graduate" is (all of the following):
    1. Has achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
    2. Has successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
    3. Has attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
    4. Has met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
    5. Has satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
    6. Has satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
    7. Has received the appropriate credential.
    8. Ceased enrollment in the program at the institution.
  • A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:
    1. Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
    2. Attain required competencies or speed skills.
    3. Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).
  • "Unavailable for work" includes graduates who are unavailable for employment because of pregnancy, death, or other health-related situations, continuing education, or military service, as well as students who are not eligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions, or who are completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.
    • Spouses and dependents of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders should be included.
    • Graduates are
        not
      considered "Unavailable for work" if they have relocated from the area, declined the use of placement services, or expressed a lack of interest in seeking employment. Also, graduates who may be working out of their home cannot be listed under this category. Instead, they must be listed as employed if documented evidence is available or not working if documentation cannot be obtained.
 

Program Costs

Q:
How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $37,000.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Miami
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Boston
  • Le Cordon Bleu of Online

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $37,529.41Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

Financing

Q:
What are my financing options to pay for this program?
A:

In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • $26,007.00Federal
  • $0.00Private
  • $1,326.00Institutional

 

 

The amounts shown above represent the median debt incurred by students of the given Institution who completed the program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013.

 

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Miami
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Boston
  • Le Cordon Bleu of Online

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

 

Success

Q:
How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take as little as 21 instructional months to complete when continuously enrolled.

48.7% of the students graduating from this program completed in the designed timeframe.

Q:
What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
A:

View 5 opportunities

The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated using the gainful employment formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements.  The statistics track all students who graduated from their program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013 and have reached completion within the program’s designed timeframe.  For example, for a two-year program, the on-time completion rate would include all graduated students who started two years prior.   

Academic Calendar breaks that occur during continuous enrollment are considered when determining if a student graduated within the designed timeframe; however, summer breaks typically incorporated into the normal timeframe for more traditional schools are not included in this determination.  The instructional months displayed represent the highest amount of all versions of the program found at the institution; therefore, depending on the specific program version or campus location, the instructional months may be a shorter amount of time.  Each student is measured against the designed timeframe of their specific program version when determining if they graduated “on-time” or not; as a result, this determination may not be made against the displayed instructional months should a shorter or discontinued timeframe be applicable to a student’s specific program version.  One instructional month represents four instructional weeks.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Miami
  • Le Cordon Bleu in Boston
  • Le Cordon Bleu of Online

For additional information on program costs and available financial aid options, visit the Net Price Calculator

 

Scottsdale Campus - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2006 and 8/31/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 67%

This Graduation Rate includes both the Scottsdale campus location and the Online Culinary Programs.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

 


* The Associate in Culinary Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus at Austin TX, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Sacramento CA, and Seattle WA is officially known as the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts.
* The Associate in Culinary Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, and Scottsdale AZ is officially known as the Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts.
* The Associate in Culinary Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Miami FL and Orlando FL is officially known as the Associate in Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts. * Estimation of cost. Costs and financing options will be confirmed through the admissions & financial aid process, taking into account each individual's specific circumstances (transfer credits, need, 3rd party funding, etc). An additional STRF fee is charged for schools in California.