My name is Abel Gutierrez. I would like to share my experience with the Culinary Arts program. I have been working in the restaurant business for a few years. My dream was to obtain a degree or certificate in Culinary Arts. When I made a decision to go to school, I did some research of different schools. Art Institute charges about Forty-four thousand dollars for a two-year program. I went to the EDD office and I saw a flyer from Community College where they offered a six hundred-hour program. I decided to call and ask for more information about the program. My biggest surprise was when I asked about the cost of the program and the cost was zero. I decided to join the program and a few months later I completed the six hundred-hour program and graduated with a certificate on June 2006 and now I’m working as a chef at Tio Carlos’ restaurant.
Continuing Education offers many different careers and opportunities. Many of them are free, so I invite everyone who wants to change careers, or who is just tired of working at the same job. Join the Community College and start building your future. You are going to be surprised when you find out about all the choices and opportunities that are waiting for you. Counseling is offered in case you don’t know what you want to do. Someone there will be happy to assist you in deciding your future. People there are friendly and very professional. They care about you not only as a student but also as a person. Just remember, most of these programs are free. It costs you almost nothing to change your future.