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  3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway, Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766

  Culinary Arts

  (808) 245-8311

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Culinary Arts Counselor

  Wade Tanaka


  (808) 245-8259

Tuition & Fees : $8,122
Trade Category : Culinary Arts
Program Type : Trade Program
Location : Hawai'i / Kaua'i / Līhu'e
Trade School : Kaua'i Community College
Purpose of Program : Leads to Employment
Program Length : AAS: 62-63 credits - 4 semesters, CA: 24 credits - 2 semesters, CO: 16 credits - 2 semesters

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Degrees and Certifications

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Culinary Arts (62-63 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) – Culinary Arts (24 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) – Culinary Arts (16 credits)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) – Advanced Culinary Arts (27 credits)
  • Certificate of Competence (CO) – Culinary Arts Food Prep (8 credits)

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The following is the tuition associated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts with 62 credits. Additional fees are NOT included in the tuition listed below. There are extra costs for this program to buy the necessary cooking supplies and equipment.

  • Resident Tuition: $8,122 ($131/ credit)

  • Non-Resident Tuition: $21,390 ($345/ credit)

  • Non-Resident Pacific Isle Exemption Tuition: $12,183 ($196.50/ credit)
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