Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible

Program Description

The Culinary Arts program offers a career-ladder approach with specializations in Culinary Arts and Baking, providing students with the foundational skills needed for success in the culinary profession. The Associate of Applied Science degree programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), ensuring the program meets professional standards and prepares students for a rewarding career in the culinary industry.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science:
Culinary Arts (67 credits) – Tuition: $8,777
Baking & Pastry (77 credits) – Tuition: $10,087

Certificate of Achievement:
Culinary Arts (31 credits) – Tuition: $4,061

Certificate of Competence:
Culinary Arts (19 credits) – Tuition: $2,489
Pastry Cook (20 credits) – Tuition: $2,620

Students in the program should be prepared for additional expenses such as $1,600 for books and $500 for uniforms, knives, and supplies.


Students who complete the Culinary Arts and Baking program have a wide range of career opportunities in the culinary industry. They can pursue roles as chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, caterers, restaurant managers, and food service entrepreneurs. Graduates can work in various establishments such as hotels, restaurants, bakeries, catering companies, resorts, and other food service businesses, applying their skills and knowledge to create delicious culinary creations and manage culinary operations.

Learn more about Maui College’s Culinary Arts program