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Culinary Arts launches Evening Program

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 24, 2014) -- The Scottsdale Community College Culinary Arts Program has introduced an Evening Program designed to meet the needs of working adults seeking to join or move up in the growing restaurant industry and for others who simply wish to pursue their passion for cooking.

The formal Evening Program launches in the Fall 2014 semester and will provide students an opportunity earn a certificate with 18 credit hours (which can be earned in a single academic year), take courses that lead to a two-year degree or simply gain skills to be better cooks.

The Evening Program will offer two areas of study for students: Culinary Arts Foundations and Commercial Baking and Pastry Arts. Evening students also can pursue course work that will lead to an Applied Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Foundations or Commercial Baking and Pastry Arts.

The Evening Program received approval from the Arizona Department of Education in December 2013. While evening courses have been available to students in the past, the new Evening Program will provide students a more comprehensive selection of courses. Class start times will be 5 p.m.

"We are very pleased to offer an evening option to students who may work in the industry or in another career during the day, and wish to pursue formal culinary training," said Bill Collins, the Culinary Arts Evening Program director.

The program complements the daytime Culinary Arts Block Program, which has served as the traditional path for SCC students to pursue certificates and two-year degrees in Culinary Arts.

Students in SCC's Culinary Arts program receive hands-on training in modern, updated kitchen facilities and two dining establishments staffed by students.

To view more details about the Evening Culinary Arts program at SCC, visit