The Art Institute Online Launches Culinary Management Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program: New Program Designed to Help Culinary Professionals Step Outside of the Kitchen
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2004 – The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, has launched a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management degree completion program. With classes beginning in April 2004, registration for the new program is currently underway.
Designed for culinary professionals who have associate’s degrees in culinary arts, the 75-credit online program features a variety of business and management courses such as accounting, hospitality law, ethics, human resource management, marketing, customer service and restaurant facility design.
“Online convenience makes this bachelor’s degree completion program the perfect choice for working culinary professionals who have associate’s degrees in culinary arts and the desire to broaden their careers beyond cooking,” said Ken Sutton, president of The Art Institute Online. “Through The Art Institute Online, students can take advantage of one of the most convenient and effective ways of completing their bachelor’s degrees. Best of all, they can continue working while earning their degrees, because The Art Institute Online gives them the opportunity to attend class anytime – day or night.”
According to Bill Fuller, corporate chef of The Big Burrito Restaurant Group and a culinary program advisory committee member for The Art Institute Online, the possibilities for career growth are virtually limitless for culinary professionals with bachelor’s degrees.
“While the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 32 percent growth in job openings for culinary graduates through 2005, rising consumer expectations and increased competition for jobs have resulted in a demand for higher qualifications among culinary professionals,” Fuller said. “Having a bachelor’s degree provides the best opportunity for experienced culinary professionals to distinguish themselves in this highly competitive job market, and The Art Institute Online culinary management program offers one of the most convenient ways to earn these credentials.”
About The Art Institute Online
The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, delivers education in the creative arts through the Internet, extending the opportunity for learning to all students desiring classes by eliminating geographic, lifestyle or physical constraints. With online courses designed using the same curriculum delivered on ground through The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, The Art Institute Online offers associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in Graphic Design and Multimedia & Web Design; bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Game Art & Design and Interior Design; a bachelor’s degree completion program in Culinary Management; and diploma programs in Digital Design, Residential Design and Web Design. For more information about The Art Institute Online, call 1-877-872-8869 or visit www.aionline.edu.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 30 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.com), is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Student enrollment exceeded 58,000 as of fall 2003. EDMC has 66 primary campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces. EDMC’s education institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information te