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Associate Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations - Ground/Online

Associate Degree - Culinary Operations

Obtain Your Associate Degree

This is a specialized culinary training program with an on-ground and online component that provides newcomers the best of both worlds. For students who are just starting their culinary education, the program begins with hands-on instruction in the professional kitchens at Le Cordon Bleu. Our professional instructors teach students foundational skills in cooking and baking, and provide training in key aspects of kitchen operations. Next, for newcomers and holders of a culinary arts Certificate or Diploma, the Associate in Culinary Operations provides comprehensive training focusing on the discipline of food service operations. This unique program can help students advance their career opportunities in customer service, procurement, purchasing, management and other areas of food service operations.

The program is designed for:

1] Individuals who have a culinary arts certificate or diploma and want to obtain their Associate degree; the online component offers the flexibility to study while continuing to work. (Such individuals may forego participation in the on-campus portion of the program, provided they have successfully transferred all hands-on courses.)  Acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of LCB.

2] Individuals starting their culinary education who want the hands-on culinary arts training at a Le Cordon Bleu campus for a period, and then complete the remainder of their 21-month* Associate in Culinary Operations program online.

Focusing on developing food service operations skills, the Associate in Culinary Operations provides training in:

  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Cost control and purchasing
  • Hospitality supervision and entrepreneurship
  • Restaurant and dining room management, and more.

Our Associate in Culinary Operations is Designed with Your Goals in Mind.

Students can enjoy the flexibility to study from the comfort of home or on the go anytime, anywhere, as long as there is an Internet connection available. Our Associate in Culinary Operations program provides an opportunity to pursue a higher-level education that could help you pursue or advance in the culinary or foodservice industry while working full or part time.

* Program length may vary.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has articulation agreements with many culinary schools that may allow students to transfer completed courses from their certificate or diploma into this program. Contact an Admissions Representative at your school for more information.

Not all programs are available to residents of all states.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts | 8100 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1001 | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
Online - Associate Degree - Culinary Operations

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 60%
    Campus Rate
  • 48%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016

Date Submitted: 11/2016

The program rate shown corresponds to the Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management program.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
  • 60%
    Campus Rate
  • 56%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016

Date Submitted: 11/2016

The program rate shown corresponds to the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations program.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

These are the data reported to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
  • 60%
    Campus Rate
  • 56%
    Program Rate
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016

Date Submitted: 11/2016

The program rate shown corresponds to the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations program.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Board licenses and regulates private postsecondary educational institutions operating vocational and degree programs.

Rate Calculation

Per AZPPSE, the placement rates calculated and reported to the accrediting agency for institutionally accredited campuses/programs must also be provided to the AZPPSE State Board. If an accredited institution is not required to provide placement rate calculations to their accrediting agency, the institution is not required to provide AZPPSE a placement rate. If an institution is non-accredited, AZPPSE requires their placement rate formula to be calculated. As a result, the reporting period and calculation for this data is as required by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The ACICS accrediting agency’s calculation factors in the following:

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

“Graduates and Completers Placed” include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" has (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation;
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution;
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses;
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements;
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation;
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc;
  • Received the appropriate credential; and
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed, or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study, but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0;
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills; and
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
  • 60%
    Campus Rate
  • 48%
    Program Rate
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016

Date Submitted: 11/2016

The program rate shown corresponds to the Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management program.

RATE CALCULATION 

The Board licenses and regulates private postsecondary educational institutions operating vocational and degree programs.

Rate Calculation

Per AZPPSE, the placement rates calculated and reported to the accrediting agency for institutionally accredited campuses/programs must also be provided to the AZPPSE State Board. If an accredited institution is not required to provide placement rate calculations to their accrediting agency, the institution is not required to provide AZPPSE a placement rate. If an institution is non-accredited, AZPPSE requires their placement rate formula to be calculated. As a result, the reporting period and calculation for this data is as required by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The ACICS accrediting agency’s calculation factors in the following:

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

“Graduates and Completers Placed” include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" has (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation;
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution;
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses;
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements;
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation;
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc;
  • Received the appropriate credential; and
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed, or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study, but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0;
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills; and
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
 

Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2010 and 8/31/2011 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 47%

This Graduation Rate includes both the Scottsdale campus location and the Online Culinary Programs.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

ACCSC - Student Achievement Rates - Disclosure

LCB Scottsdale, LCB Online, LCB San Francisco, LCB Miami, LCB Las Vegas, LCB Boston and LCB Orlando
Click "Learn More" to find the ACCSC disclosures for the locations listed above as required by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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