Interest in culinary arts has never been higher. Television is peppered with cooking programs and competitions. Exotic ingredients are available in local supermarkets. New restaurants open frequently, especially in the Cleveland area, which is becoming known for its diverse menus and creative chefs. All of this means that people are encouraged to learn about cooking – as a means of personal enjoyment and as a fulfilling career.

The Culinary Arts program covers food-service management, purchasing, human resources, food and beverage management, how to manage a dining room, and how to plan and market your menus. You will learn to cook contemporary, international and new world cuisine, as well as the fundamentals of baking and pastry.

You’ll be prepared to manage a commercial kitchen, but your career may also take you into catering, food service in institutional settings such as hospitals or schools, or even into on-site kitchens and bakeries in grocery stores.

The program offers a short-term certificate that can be earned in one semester as well as an Associate Degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Read how Culinary Arts Students get a complete experience at LCCC

Culinary Arts Program

Short-Term Certificates

Kitchen Essentials

Associate Degrees

Hospitality & Tourism Management – Culinary Arts Major


Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.