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Student Choose CCDC
- Council on Occupational Education (COE)
2. Various Financial Aid Available
- Federal Student Aid
- GI BILL & TA
- School Scholarship &Grant
3. Variety of programs
- Certificate and degree programs
- Vocational /academic programs
4. Ease of Entry into Degree Programs
- Exclusive benefits for our current students
5.Career-Oriented Education Programs
- Focused on a fast
- Start into the job market by earning degrees
- A step forward to the American Dream
6. Outstanding Curricula and Faculty Members
- A high level of satisfaction with quality education
- Experienced and highly qualified instructors
7. Online ESL Program
- Nationally accredited
- Financial aid is available to those who qualify
8. CPT & OPT Available
- Curricular Practical Training(CPT) & Optional Practical Training(OPT)
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- High standard programs at competitive tuition
10. 3 Campuses and 1 Office Location
- Washington metropolitan area: Tysons, Centreville, Rockville, and Ellicott City
- Easy access to the highway: I-495 & I-66 -metro: Spring Hill Station(Silver line)
Associate & Certificate Program
- Executive Chef
- Private Chef / Traveling Chef
- Culinary Arts Instructor
- Food service Manager
- Meeting Room Service Manager
Columbia College is here to support you by offering financial aid to achieve your educational goals
The Culinary Arts program consists of 64 credits of intensive practice and lecture designed to prepare student(s) to take part in the culinary arts service industry successfully. Student(s) are expected upon graduation to be qualified to enter number of related fields as a cook or assistant in restaurants and hotels. This program offers 92 credit courses. Each course has a few sub-courses that provide basic, intermediate, and advanced knowledge and skills in such subjects as cooking, Asian and Western cuisines, bakery, diet and food culture, world fusion cuisine, nutrition science, food sanitation, food service system management, and wedding and party cuisine.
This program prepares student(s) to work as a cook or service personnel. This program offers students to be a skilled culinarian in the immensely growing foodservice industry. Students learn basic knowledge, hand-on skills, and techniques demanded by the complex culinary industry through classroom instruction and laboratory classes for 1,022 hours in total.
Train for a Rewarding Career
Build your career and make your future bright
CULINARY ARTS MAJOR COURSES
CUA270 & 271
I CUA101 Fundamentals of Cooking
I CUA153 Sanitation and Safety
I CUA160 Basic Cooking Theory and Practice
I CUA165 Cooking Theory and Practice
I CUA171 Meat, Seafood, and Poultry Preparation
I CUA185 Fundamentals of Baking
I CUA188 Pastry Arts
I CUA204 Nutrition
I CUA216 Western Cuisine
I CUA218 Asian Cuisine
I CUA228 World Cuisine
I CUA253 Recipe and Menu Management
I CUA256 Food Service system Management
I CUA261 Garde Manager
I CUA262 Advanced Cooking Theory and Practice
I CUA270 & 271 Career Development
Program Tuition and Fees
We are offering students with various financial assistance to support their educational goal
What is FAFSA?
All students are expected to contribute towards the cost of their college education. How much you and your family will be expected to contribute depends on your financial situation which is what is referred to as your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to determine your EFC by conducting a “need analysis” based on financial information, such as income, assets and other household information, which you (and your parents if you are a dependent student) will be asked to provide. The form is submitted to, and processed by, a federal processor contracted by the ED, and the results are electronically sent to the financial aid offices at the schools you listed on your application.
The FAFSA is the application you will use to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants and educational loans. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for year college or vocational school.
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Awards range from $657 to $6,195 per year. The actual amount is determined by the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Federal Pell Grant Schedule. To renew this award each year, you must still demonstrate sufficient need per the FAFSA and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.
The annual maximum amount of FSEOG is $4,000 and the minimum is $100 for the first academic year, depending on students’ financial need, when s/he applies, and the availability of funds and policies of the financial aid office at Columbia College. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.
Columbia College offers scholarships for school programs.
Students with excellent academic records will be considered for the scholarship.
The Presidential Scholarship is offered to low-income ESL students.
Types of Aid Details
Federal Pell Grant
Up to $6,195 per academic year (50 weeks)
This is a grant; you do not have to repay.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Range from $100 to $4,000 for the first academic year
Awarded to students with the greatest need (except ESL students)
This is a grant; you do not have to repay.
Columbia College Academic Scholarship (up to $1,000; $200 per session, 10 weeks)
Presidential Grant (up to $2,406; $401 per session, 10 weeks)