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Culinary Tech Center provides hands on training and a simulated work-like environment to prepare our students with the skills, techniques and professionalism to achieve life long career goals. Our experienced Education Team brings years of experience into the classrooms as well as passion and commitment to see our students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in the work place.

The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm for interviews and applications. Individual appointments outside of office hours may be arranged through the Admissions Office. General Requirements for Admission: In order to be accepted to Culinary Tech Center as a regular student, an applicant must:

  • Express a desire to pursue higher education, and to pursue an associated career,
  • Possess a valid high school credential (diploma), or equivalent credential, and/or have been referred by an appropriate State agency,
  • Participate in an Personal Admission Interview and campus tour,
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, legal resident, or otherwise legally eligible to study in the United States,
  • Be at least eighteen years of age as of the class start date or seventeen years of age and have the legal permission of a parent or legal guardian
  • Pay the appropriate Registration Fee.

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During the interview, applicants have the opportunity to discuss career goals with an Admissions Representative. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding and interest in the program of choice. Applicants will tour the facility and meet various members of the team. Prior to starting class, students need to attend an orientation session to meet the staff, faculty and fellow students and become familiar with the school policies and expectations.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Culinary Tech Center does not discriminate in admission or any other aspect of our programs on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, or national origin.

Applicants with disabilities must be physically able to complete the training program with reasonable accommodations. Further, certain physical and intellectual abilities are bona fide occupational qualifications and thus certain disabilities might disqualify a student from any potential employment. Please check with the Admissions Office if you have a disability that might interfere with your ability to succeed in your chosen field.

Culinary Tech Center is approved to provide programs to Veterans under Chapter 33 – Post 9/11. Call VA office at 1-888-442-4551 for more information.  You may submit applications online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

Culinary Tech Center is approved by the New York State Education Department Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for Specialized Vocational Training (SVT). This approval allows the school to admit students who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent upon referral by an appropriate State Agency ACCES-VR. Since a high school credential or equivalent is required for the receipt of federal student aid, students admitted under this provision are not eligible to receive federal student aid (financial aid), and are generally funded by a combination of State agency funding and other non-federal resources.

Exception to H.S. Credential Requirement for State Agency Referrals
Culinary Tech Center is approved by the New York State Education Department Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision for Specialized Vocational Training (SVT). This approval allows the school to admit students who have been referred by an appropriate State Agency regardless of whether the student has earned a high school diploma or equivalency. Since a high school credential (diploma) or equivalent is required for the receipt of federal student aid, students admitted under this provision who do not possess a H.S. Diploma or equivalent are not eligible to receive federal student aid (financial aid), and are generally funded by a combination of State agency funding and other non-­federal resources. Students who possess a H.S. Diploma or equivalent may be eligible for a combination of both financial aid and agency funding.

Each individual who seeks admission to Culinary Tech Center will be interviewed by an Admissions Officer prior to acceptance. The interview is designed to:

  • Explore the prospective student’s background and interest as they relate to the programs offered at Culinary Tech Center,
  • Assist prospective students in identifying an appropriate area of study consistent with their interests and abilities,
  • Provide general information concerning the School, its facilities, its policies, and the available support services for students, and
  • Determine the prospective student’s level of motivation and evaluate whether the candidate possesses the minimum verbal and written communication skills required for success in the program.
Culinary Tech Center welcomes applications for admission from students who have studied at other accredited post-­secondary education institutions. Transfer applicants are subject to the regular admission requirements of the school.

Culinary Tech Center will accept transfer credits from post-­secondary institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or whose acceptance is required by a State or Federal approving agency, and legitimate foreign institutions as determined by the school. CTC will verify that accreditation of institution is valid, appropriate, and in good standing. Students seeking transfer of credit must present an official college/higher education transcript to CTC as required documentation. Transfer credits will be granted on a course-­by-­course basis based upon substantially equivalent course content. No course for which a student received a grade of less than 2.0 (“C” or equivalent) will be accepted for transfer. Culinary Tech Center reserves the right to validate the student’s knowledge through assessment mechanisms prior to accepting transfer credit.

Regardless of how many credits a student may obtain through transfer or other means, each student must earn at least 50% of all non-­externship clock hours and 100% of all externship hours in their chosen program “in-­residence” at Culinary Tech Center.

Credits are not guaranteed to be transferable to other institutions. Determination is up to the receiving institution, it is up to the institution receiving the student to make that determination. Students wishing to pursue transfer credits from other institutions should consult with the Registrar or School Director.
The programs at Culinary Tech Center offer an externship component, which must be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. Externship provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills while under supervision. Externship hours and assignments are arranged with the Director of Placement. Students are expected to adjust their schedules to fit the needs of the externship site. Students should expect to attend their externship site at the same pace as they attended school. Site requirements may include orientations, drug testing and background checks, which may cause delays. Culinary Tech Center makes every effort to assign a site within 30 days of completion of the classroom/kitchen hours. Once the students begin their externship, they are expected to provide weekly timesheets in order for the school to record attendance and receive important feedback on the students’ progress. In the event the student refuses an externship assignment, abandons or is terminated from a site, Culinary Tech Center will not be obligated to secure another externship assignment.

Culinary Tech Center is authorized under federal law and the US Department of Justice to enroll non-immigrant alien students (M1 Visa). All applicants must:

  • Provide official documents or transcripts of secondary education, translated into English where necessary.
  • Provide equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma, translated where necessary.
  • Be proficient in the English language.
  • Complete an affidavit confirming the availability of sufficient funds for tuition, related school costs, and living expenses while attending school.
  • Provide a bank consular letter stating the applicant’s present balance in a savings and/or checking account.
  • Provide a deposit equal to 50% of the program tuition and fees.
  • After being accepted at Culinary Tech Center, student must pay the SEVIS fee I-901 and present this receipt along with the I-20 form provided by the school, when applying for a visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in the home country.

 

follow this link for more information go to www.ice.gov/sevis/students

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