Culinary Apprenticeship Major
The Culinary Apprenticeship Major is offered in cooperation with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Columbus Chapter. It includes the theory-related classroom instruction and on-the-job training required for the National Apprenticeship Training Program of the ACF. Culinary apprentices are employed for on-the-job training under a professional chef in restaurants, clubs, hotels, or catering businesses. A supplementary application is required. (See below for specific program admissions information.)
Those selected for the apprenticeship program will interview with prospective employers; however, work placement cannot be guaranteed by the college or the ACF Columbus Chapter. While employed, the apprentices attend classes at Columbus State one full day each week to work toward the Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is accredited by the ACF Foundation Accrediting Commission. Program graduates qualify as Certified Culinarians (CC) through the ACF upon successful completion of the ACF written exam. Additionally, graduates will qualify to become a Certified Sous Chef (CSC) through the ACF upon successful completion of the CSC practical and written exams.
Information sessions for pre-apprenticeship applicants
***New online information session dates will be posted soon.
The following information should be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance to Columbus State to Mitchell Hall Room 300A, 250 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215:
- Supplementary apprenticeship application
- Two letters of reference (preferably from employer)
- 200-word essay on why you want to become a chef
- Eight required pre-requisite classes required for admittance to the program
*Candidates will be scheduled for interviews into the Culinary Apprenticeship program once the above criteria is met.
Culinary Apprenticeship is a lock-step program. Once in the program, you must take the culinary classes in order. All classes are held one day a week.
Specific program admissions information
- High school graduate or GED equivalency
1. Complete Columbus State Community College application (Get Started Guide)
2. Complete Culinary Apprentice Application
3. High School Transcript of GED Certificate
4. College Transcript
5. Two letters of reference
6. Essay on why you want to be a chef
Chef Barry Young, MBA, CEC, CCE, AAC
250 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43215