JWU offers accelerated programs in both culinary arts and baking and pastry arts to get you started on a rewarding career path.
FAST TrackIf your high school is a participating member of the Freshman Advanced Study Track (FAST) program, we offer an opportunity to earn credits toward a JWU degree while you're still in high school.
Culinary Arts students enrolled in approved tech-prep programs — who meet academic requirements — may be eligible to earn up to 9 quarter credits toward their culinary arts associate degree. Contact Admissions with any questions about our accelerated programs.
Garnish Your Degree*If you have a bachelor’s degree and would like to enter the culinary field, you can get an associate degree in just 12 months. Learn the fundamentals, principles and techniques in the first three terms. Then apply these skills in the fourth term through an internship learning experience in both kitchen preparation areas and front-of-the-house operations. You are required to pay tuition and fees for all four terms. For more information, download the brochure (747K PDF).
Contact Admissions to ask how you might also receive transfer credit for general studies and related professional studies courses already taken.
*International students should note that the Garnish Your Degree course list is based on a US accredited bachelor's degree and evaluation of individual college/university transcripts. Those holding non-US degrees must meet English proficiency requirements and complete English Composition, ENG1020 and Advanced English Composition and Communication, ENG1021. Once ESL requirements have been met, international students should allow for an additional term of study to complete this program.