What will I learn?

A Full-Course Curriculum

In addition to getting valuable hands-on experience taking the heat in our kitchens, you'll also get instruction from our professionally experienced faculty, learning how to add nutritional value to meals and prepare foods safely. You'll also learn how to prepare dishes that are popular in different regions of the world, plan menus and manage the various aspects of food service operations.

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing professionals fields, and chefs are in very high demand. If creating edible art that tastes as good as it looks sounds like a creative, professionally satisfying way to make a living, we invite you to consider our Culinary Arts program as the first step toward your career as a chef.

Program Information

If you have a keen interest in cooking and like to know more about ingredients and how to prepare and present dishes, the field of culinary arts can prove to be a rewarding career. To become an expert in cooking and food preparation, you need to obtain formal culinary training. A degree in culinary arts will equip you with both strong knowledge about culinary arts and cooking and practical experience required to make a successful career.

Which department am I in?

Division of Career and Technical Education

Study options

Full Time (62 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022

Venue

Butler Community College

El Dorado Campus,

901 South Haverhill Road,

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Full Time (62 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected June, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022

Venue

McConnell Campus

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education).

For international students

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education). If English is not an official language of your country or your English grade is below a “C” average, you will need to submit a document to meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done through one of the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 500 or above on the written test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet test is required. The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
  • Completion of the Advanced II level or higher at Wichita State University’s Intensive English Language Center. Students must have grades of C or better in all classes.
  • Academic credit of 12 hours or more from a U.S college or university or one year from a U.S. high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • The IELTS International English Language Testing System test is also acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL. An overall score of 5.0 is required for admission.
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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