Culinary Arts is a two-year course of study that begins junior year and is guided by the ProStart program. By bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry and sets a high standard of excellence. ProStart National Certificate of Achievement is earned by students who have completed the requirements of the ProStart program. This is an industry-recognized certificate – the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. To earn the certificate, students pass two national exams, demonstrate proficiency in foundational skills and work 400 hours in the industry. Students who receive the certificate are eligible for NRAEF scholarship opportunities and course credits at numerous leading hospitality and culinary arts colleges and universities. In addition, students also receive Serve Safe certification.