Your First Steps into a Career in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Industry Begin Here

  • 14 classes
  • 63 credits
  • 1 Diploma

The Career you’ve always wanted


take the path
to a rewarding career

  • Chef/Head Cook
  • Food Preparation Worker
  • Food Service Manager
  • First-Line Supervisor/Manager
  • Institution or Cafeteria Cook
  • Private Cook/Chef

complete your
Culinary Arts Diploma

through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, online instruction, or a combination of both.

total required for graduation

63
credits

14
classes

Earn Your ACAPD
on Your Time
CampusOnline

On Campus or online

Where our classes are offered

Time

5 - 10 weeks

Time needed to complete a class

Calander

18 Months

Time needed to finish a diploma

Program Requirements

Complete Your Degreeby meeting following program requirements
  • Complete Core Requirements
  • Complete Arts and Science Requirements
  • Optionally complete specialization requirements
  • Complete Electives requirement

Core Requirements

Complete following core requirements for DACA

Core Requirements

Complete all of the following courses

CUL111
Culinary Theory
CUL121
Kitchen Fundamentals
CUL140
Introduction to Cooking
CUL142
Garde Manager
CUL150
Sauces, Soups, & Stocks
CUL152
Entree Production
CUL160
Fundamentals of Baking
CUL162
Pastry Arts
CUL170
Advanced Culinary Theory
CUL210
Nutrition & Menu Planning
CUL215
Dining Room Service
CUL271
Culinary Skills Externship 1
HOS270
Hospitality Supervision

Electives

Stratford offers following specialization in DACA

Electives

Select 1 course from

BUS100
Introduction to Business
BUS112
Principles of Accounting 1
HOS291
Topics in Hospitality 1
HOS292
Topics in Hospitality 2
HOS293
Topics in Hospitality 3
HOS294
Topics in Hospitality 4
CUL
Courses Approved by the Advisor
  • Core
    Requirements

    Core
    Requirements

    Stratford offers following specialization in DACA

    • Core Requirements

      Complete all of the following courses

      CUL111
      Culinary Theory
      CUL121
      Kitchen Fundamentals
      CUL140
      Introduction to Cooking
      CUL142
      Garde Manager
      CUL150
      Sauces, Soups, & Stocks
      CUL152
      Entree Production
      CUL160
      Fundamentals of Baking
      CUL162
      Pastry Arts
      CUL170
      Advanced Culinary Theory
      CUL210
      Nutrition & Menu Planning
      CUL215
      Dining Room Service
      CUL271
      Culinary Skills Externship 1
      HOS270
      Hospitality Supervision
  • Electives

    Electives

    Stratford offers following specialization in DACA

    • Electives

      Select 1 course from

      BUS100
      Introduction to Business
      BUS112
      Principles of Accounting 1
      HOS291
      Topics in Hospitality 1
      HOS292
      Topics in Hospitality 2
      HOS293
      Topics in Hospitality 3
      HOS294
      Topics in Hospitality 4
      CUL
      Courses Approved by the Advisor

apply what you’ve learned through

capstone projects

  • professional research
  • cumulative application
  • real world solutions
Team Environment

Team environment

we are ready

at stratford university.

are you

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