Culinary Academy

Begin Your Culinary Career Now

Get a jump on your Culinary Arts training and education before your graduate, for free! Earn up to 14 college credits in this Career Academy. Study baking, safety and sanitation, food prep, and more. You will leave high school with two internships under your belt, too. After you graduate, keep working toward your EICC Culinary Arts Certificate, Diploma, or AAS degree. 

Clinton or Muscatine Community College

Start your Culinary training during high school

  • HCM:100 Sanitation and Safety (ServSafe Certificate), 2 credits
  • HCM:154 Basic Food Prep, 2 credits
  • HCM:180 Food Fundamentals, 2 credits
  • HCM:932 Internship, 1 credits

  • HCM:116 Fundamentals of Baking, 3 credits
  • HCM:265 Mathematics for Hospitality, 3 credits
  • HCM:932 Internship, 1 credit

Finish your degree after high school

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • Award: Culinary Arts Certificate (16 credits)
  • HCM:932 Internship, 3 credits

  • HCM:155 Garde Manger, 3 credits
  • HCM:156 Intermediate Food Prep, 3 credits
  • HCM:233 Menu Planning and Nutrition, 3 credits
  • HCM:530 Culinary Capstone, 1 credit
  • HCM:932 Internship, 3 credits
  • SPC:112 Public Speaking, 3 credits

Award: Culinary Arts Diploma (32 credits)

  • HCM:160 Advanced Food Preparation, 3 credits
  • HCM:199 Batch Cooking, 2 credits
  • HCM:200 Dining Service, 2 credits
  • HCM:301 Beverage Control, 3 credits
  • HCM:353 Menu and Profit Engineering, 3 credits

  • HCM:212 Industry Management, 3 credits
  • HCM:932 Internship, 2 credits
  • HUM:105 Working in America, 3 credits
  • MKT:181 Customer Service Strategies, 2 credits
  • PSY:213 Industrial Psychology OR SOC:110 Intro to Sociology, 3 credits

Award: Culinary Arts AAS degree (62 credits)

Scott Community College

Start your Culinary training during high school at Davenport Central

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • HCM:116 Fundamentals of Baking, 3 credits

  • HCM:100 Sanitation and Safety (ServSafe Certificate), 2 credits
  • HCM:265 Mathematics for Hospitality, 3 credits

  • HCM:180 Food Fundamentals, 2 credits

  • HCM:154 Basic Food Prep, 2 credits

  • HCM:932 Internship, 1 credit

Award: Culinary Arts Certificate, 16 credits

Start your Culinary training during high school at Pleasant Valley

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • HCM:100 Sanitation and Safety (ServSafe Certificate), 2 credits

  • HCM:154 Basic Food Prep, 2 credits
  • HCM:180 Food Fundamentals, 2 credits

  • HCM:116 Fundamentals of Baking, 3 credits
  • HCM:265 Mathematics for Hospitality, 3 credits

  • HCM:932 Internship, 1 credit

Award: Culinary Arts Certificate, 16 credits

Finish your degree after high school

  • HCM:932 Internship, 3 credits

  • HCM:155 Garde Manger, 3 credits
  • HCM:156 Intermediate Food Prep, 3 credits
  • HCM:233 Menu Planning and Nutrition, 3 credits
  • HCM:530 Culinary Capstone, 1 credit
  • HCM:932 Internship, 3 credits
  • SPC:112 Public Speaking, 3 credits

Award: Culinary Arts Diploma (32 credits)

  • HCM:160 Advanced Food Preparation, 3 credits
  • HCM:199 Batch Cooking, 2 credits
  • HCM:200 Dining Service, 2 credits
  • HCM:301 Beverage Control, 3 credits
  • HCM:353 Menu and Profit Engineering, 3 credits

  • HCM:212 Industry Management, 3 credits
  • HCM:932 Internship, 2 credits
  • HUM:105 Working in America, 3 credits
  • MKT:181 Customer Service Strategies, 2 credits
  • PSY:213 Industrial Psychology OR SOC:110 Intro to Sociology, 3 credits

Award: Culinary Arts AAS degree (62 credits)

Your Career in Culinary Arts

Do more than cook and bake at home. Become a chef and start feeding the world. With your EICC training, you can have a fast-paced and creative career. Work in restaurants, schools, hotels, cafeterias – wherever food is made!

Emersyn Keefer
"EICC’s Career Academies allow students to build workplace skills, set career goals, and make the transition from high school to college smooth."
Emersyn Keefer, Culinary Arts Career Academy, Business Professional, AAS Degree
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Contact our High School Team

Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mshultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Camanche and Northeast High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

Culinary Academy: Locations

Clinton Career Advancement Center

Clinton Career Advancement Center

1210 11th Ave. S.
Clinton, IA 52732
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