Le Cordon Bleu Schools Offers All-Online Bachelor Degree

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Culinary Professionals Can Learn While They Earn Degrees in Culinary Management

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If prerequisites are necessary before enrollment in the online program, Scottsdale Culinary Institute offers online 'bridge' classes to assist in beginning this new program

Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America (LCBNA) and its parent company, Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO), announced today the launch of a new online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Management.

The 15-month online program focuses on theory, science and business development and builds on a student's culinary skills with an award-winning interactive educational platform.

"This online degree was designed to create a dynamic learning experience through interactive course materials and engaging relationships that form among students and faculty," said Jeremy J. Wheaton, senior vice president of operations, Culinary Arts (Career Education Corporation). "Now, culinary professionals currently working in the food and hospitality field have the option to further their education without putting their career on hold."

The degree program features audio and video lessons in addition to readings and clickable exercises. The curriculum includes Wine & Beverage Management; Gastronomy; Health Cuisine and Food Science; Small Business Development; Event Management & Art of the Event; and Customer Service. In the capstone course, students are required to develop a real-world business plan, with marketing, product/menu/services and financial analyses; and profit and loss projections.

The online program is offered by Scottsdale Culinary Institute (SCI). SCI is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

A natural transition for LCB alumni with associate degree programs, the online Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Management accepts graduates from most accredited associate degree culinary programs.

"If prerequisites are necessary before enrollment in the online program, Scottsdale Culinary Institute offers online 'bridge' classes to assist in beginning this new program," said Jake Elsen, president of Scottsdale Culinary Institute (SCI).

The platform was developed by the same Career Education Corporation team which recently received the 21st Century Achievement Award in the Education and Academia category in the International Data Group (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program for the development of the Virtual Campus at American InterContinental University.

The inaugural class will begin on August 17.

About Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America

Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America is one of the leading providers of quality culinary arts education. Few institutions possess the distinguished reputation of Le Cordon Bleu, which established its first culinary school in Paris in 1895. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America, please visit http://www.chefs.edu .

About Career Education Corporation

The colleges, schools and universities that are part of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) family offer high-quality education to a diverse student population of over 90,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The more than 75 campuses that serve these students are located throughout the U.S. and in France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees, and diploma and certificate programs. Approximately one-third of CEC's students attend the web-based virtual campuses of American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University.

CEC is an industry leader whose gold-standard brands are recognized globally. Those brands include, among others, American InterContinental University; Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University; Harrington College of Design; INSEEC Schools; International Academy of Design & Technology; Istituto Marangoni; Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America; and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges. CEC is committed to providing quality education, enabling students to graduate and pursue rewarding careers.
For more information, see CEC's website at http://www.careered.com . The website includes a detailed listing of individual campus locations and web links to CEC's more than 75 colleges, schools, and universities.

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