Food Preparation/Professional Cooking Assistant
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Overview
Food preparation/professional cooking assistant is a program that prepares individuals to serve under the supervision of chefs and other food service professionals as kitchen support staff and commercial food preparation workers. includes instruction in kitchen organization and operations, sanitation and quality control, basic food preparation and cooking skills, kitchen and kitchen equipment maintenance, and quantity food measurement and monitoring.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in food preparation/professional cooking assistant at each level last year.
05001K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all food preparation/professional cooking assistant graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 62% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 73% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in food preparation/professional cooking assistant earned in the last academic year, 59% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 44% of other programs.
Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
Completions History
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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
$0$200K$27K
424,800
7.7%
64,500
Cooks, Private Household
$0$200K$38K
25,000
5.5%
3,700
Cooks (Specialized Areas)
$0$200K$29K
17,800
9.0%
2,700
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer food preparation/professional cooking assistant degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Argosy University - The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
CA
1,029
68.6
$19,295
47%
37%
Athens Technical College
GA
2,649
26.8
$6,188
25%
Atlanta Technical College
GA
3,230
29.6
$2,882
22%
21%
Augusta Technical College
GA
3,255
24.5
$9,100
24%
31%
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
CA
280
28.0
$2,752
Bridgerland Technical College
UT
721
9.4
$8,837
Central Georgia Technical College
GA
5,555
26.2
$2,568
20%
42%
Chattahoochee Technical College
GA
6,431
35.5
$3,115
21%
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College
IL
4,666
40.2
$4,751
49%
27%
Coastal Pines Technical College
GA
1,794
19.3
$3,823
49%
Cochise County Community College District
AZ
7,317
74.7
$6,127
46%
14%
Columbus Technical College
GA
2,207
27.9
$6,907
24%
33%
Commonwealth Technical Institute
PA
333
13.3
$28,445
76%
Delgado Community College
LA
9,702
27.8
$8,577
54%
18%
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
NM
1,719
38.2
$6,231
58%
36%
Elgin Community College
IL
6,710
54.1
$4,580
60%
31%
Employment Solutions - College for Technical Education
KY
197
19.7
$10,489
15%
Fox Valley Technical College
WI
5,173
16.5
$10,918
69%
62%
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
GA
3,867
34.8
$3,774
33%
39%
Grays Harbor College
WA
1,739
25.2
$6,558
47%
44%
Explore similar programs

Food Preparation/Professional Cooking Assistant is part of a larger collection of programs: Culinary Services. Is there a different program that's close to Food Preparation/Professional Cooking Assistant that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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