Culinary Arts Program | Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the program full-time or part-time?

  • Currently, the program is structured for full-time participation
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday
  • Times are determined by individual class

2. What is the current tuition per semester?

  • Tuition is dependent upon your home address:
    • Northampton County Resident: $2,355
    • Monroe County Resident: $3,780
    • Other Pennsylvania County: $5,040
    • Out of State or Country: $7,440

3. What other out-of-pocket expenses will be incurred?

  • Knife Kit: $420
  • Chef's Uniform: $270
  • Textbooks: $865
  • Miscellaneous (Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, etc): $15
  • TOTAL: $1,570

4. Are there any pre-requisites needed?

  • You will need to be able to show proficiency in Basic Math and English skills
  • ServSafe Manager Certificate

5. How do I get my ServSafe Certificate?

  • Classes for ServSafe Certification are available through NCC’s Lifelearn program
  • For a list of dates or to register for a ServeSafe class click here

6. How do I enroll in the Program?

  • Complete the free online application found here.
  • Upon acceptance, you'll need to complete orientation and then you will be assigned a Success Navigator to help you register for classes and plan your schedule

7. Are there any scholarship opportunities available?

  • Yes, but you must complete a FAFSA form to be considered – whether or not you need financial aid.
  • You should also indicate to either your success navigator, Advisor or a member of the Culinary Arts team that you are interested in pursuing a scholarship

Still have questions? Get in touch with us today!

For more information about our Culinary Programs or how to get started, contact Cindy Litzenberger at or by phone at 610-861-4138.

We look forward to meeting you!