Ivy Tech-Bloomington culinary arts program earns full accreditation

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October 4, 2012

Ivy Tech-Bloomington culinary arts program earns full accreditation

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington announced today that its Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality Administration: Culinary Arts Concentration has earned full accreditation for three years by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF).

“This accreditation confirms the program is meeting outcomes set by a national standard,” said Jeffery Taber, Ivy Tech-Bloomington Hospitality Program Chair. “With this, students will now have the opportunity to graduate from the culinary concentration with the first level industry certification, Certified Culinarian©, in addition to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality Administration.”

Earlier this year, Ivy Tech-Bloomington also announced the addition of a Hospitality Administration: Baking and Pastry Concentration.

“As a baker and former bakery owner, I am excited that we offer this concentration,” Taber said. “The job market for baking and pastry graduates goes beyond the small independent bakery.”

Ivy Tech Community College’s Hospitality Administration degree program offers certification and degree options in Culinary Arts, Culinology, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management with areas of emphasis in Restaurant Management, Hotel Management, and Event Management.

Graduates from the Hospitality Administration degree program can start careers as cooks, chefs, bakers, convention center managers, event planners, food service managers, lodging and restaurant managers, or transfer their degrees to a four-year college or university.

For information about Ivy Tech degree program offerings, visit www.ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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