Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts (CART) offers a wide range of career opportunities for those who enjoy preparing exciting cuisines and have an eye toward business ventures. This comprehensive program prepares students for positions in the rapidly-growing food service industry.

The students’ education is enhanced by participating in various catering projects and the operation of our full-service restaurant — these hands-on learning experiences help students refine table service and dining room management techniques. Career opportunities in restaurants, resorts, country clubs, hotels and motels as well as on cruise ships and airlines are abundant.

According to the National Restaurant Association, the food service industry is experiencing rapid growth in all segments of the industry. They expect to employ 12.5 million persons by the end of this year — 10 percent of the total work force in the U.S.

Sanitation is one of the most important areas of concern in the restaurant industry today. In our Culinary Arts program students can receive their ServSafe Sanitation Certification, a requirement in the food service industry.

Certifications & Agreements

Advanced Standing/Articulation Agreement

  • Westmoreland County Community College
  • Internship at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort w/WCCC
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • PA State Wide Articulation Agreement
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College


  • ServSafe Sanitation Certification
  • American Culinary Federation Foundation


    Career Opportunities

    • Cook
    • Pastry Chef
    • Kitchen Helper
    • Food Service Manager
    • Chef
    • Baker

    441 Hamill Road
    Indiana, PA 15701

    Phone: (724) 349-6700