Culinary Arts Program Outcomes

The Central Piedmont Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission (ACFEF-AC) Program Success Outcomes are required by the Council for Higher Education Accreditations (CHEA) for Accreditation compliance. CHEA Standard 12.B.1 requires that the accreditor have accreditation standards or policies that require institutions or programs routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program. To officially comply with this CHEA Standard, the ACFEF AC has created guidelines, supported by policy to ensure proper submittal and publishing Program Success Outcomes. Our goal is to comply with the CHEA standard and to disclose our program with the results of our compliance.

Culinary Arts Programmatic Assessment Data

Students Obtaining Entry Level Certification by Graduation

100% of our culinary arts degree students earn Certified Culinarian status from the American Culinary Foundation after graduation. The college pays for their first year of membership to the American Culinary Foundation.

Associate Degree - Culinary Arts (A55150) Completers

  • Of 55 new students who began the program in fall 2016, 7 graduated by spring 2019 (12.5% graduation rate).
  • Of 54 new students who began the program in fall 2015, 14 graduated by spring 2018 (25% graduation rate).
  • Of 75 new students who began the program in fall 2014, 7 graduated by spring 2017 (9.2% graduation rate).

Students did not have to start in the associate degree (A55150) to be counted in graduation totals – denominator adjusted to include graduates who did not start in in the associate degree (A55150).

Graduate Job Placement

Current graduate job placement data is unavailable because the college has not completed these since 2011.