The first step on your way to getting your education in Culinary Arts is to determine which program you would like to pursue - the AAS in Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Certificate, Culinarian, or Pastry Certificate. You can use our website to review information on the Programs we offer. You can find additional information on Tuition and Fees, Course Descriptions, and FAQs to determine which Culinary program fits your goals.
If you still have questions, once you have reviewed this information, then you may attend an Information Session on the Eastview Campus.
Information Session Times and Dates:
- There are no information sessions scheduled at this time.
Once you have determined which program is right for you, then it's time to get ready for registration. Getting ready to register for Culinary Arts classes is a three step process that is outlined below. *Due to the high volume of students attempting to register, please pay careful attention to this process in order to avoid any discrepancies and expedite your registration.
Get ready to take credit classes at ACC. (Existing ACC students skip to Step 2.) If you have graduated from high school or have a GED then you are ready to get started taking credit classes at ACC. Please review the Destination: ACC web page for the step by step process for all students new to ACC.
When you "Meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor" you want to declare your major in your chosen Culinary Arts program during this session.
Proceed to Step 2 when you reach "Clear any registration holds."
Submit a petition to the Culinary Arts Department. Culinary Arts classes are not open for general registration. All ACC students, with a valid student ID, who would like to take Culinary Arts classes are required to submit a petition to the department asking for the classes to be made available.
New incoming students must also submit a current Austin/Travis County Food Handler's Card along with their petition. You may get your Food Handler's Card from Safeway Classes. It must be for Austin/Travis County. The cost is $20. Please bring the petition and food handler's card to the Culinary Arts Department on the Eastview Campus. This form must be reviewed by a faculty advisor and approved before you will be eligible to register for classes.
Summer 2013 Peition is not available at this time..
Register for classes. Congratulations! After you have submitted the petition you are ready for registration. Please review the Registration Eligibility Times to find out when you can register. You will be contacted if there are any discrepancies.
The department will email you with information on Uniform and Tool requirements and how to purchase these items.
All new students are required to attend the mandatory Culinary Arts orientation.