Cooking and so much more — Certificates or AAS Degree in Sustainable Cuisine

Cooking does not end at the kitchen door

For students interested in Culinary School, Colorado Mountain College’s Sustainable Cuisine program is an empowering two-year program where students learn to grow their own art supplies in the garden and then use them to create culinary masterpieces in the kitchen. Along the way, they become ambassadors of a healthy food system and learn to use green business practices.

Add to your resume and career with a degree or any of three certificates:

  • AAS Degree in Sustainable Cuisine
  • Sustainable Cuisine Operations I (certificate)
  • Sustainable Cuisine Operations II (certificate)
  • Sustainable Food Systems (certificate)

Or simply take the classes that interest you. Some prerequisite classes may apply. Additional information about the certificates and degree can be found in curriculum links (left and below).

Work experience is not required for the Sustainable Cuisine Program (except the Internship for the AAS degree). There are, however, numerous jobs available in restaurants throughout Vail Valley.

Many of the Sustainable Cuisine courses coincide with the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts and may be applied toward that degree as well.

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Program at a Glance

Degree: Sustainable Cuisine(AAS)

Certificates: Sustainable Cuisine Operations I, Sustainable Cuisine Operations II, Sustainable Food Systems

Locations: Edwards

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $317/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below

Program Fee: $400

Bryce Orblom, Chef de Cuisine at SIX89, clips fresh oregano for green, sustainable cooking.

What classes will I take?

See the full curriculum with class descriptions in the Colorado Mountain College online catalog.

icon_link.gif Sustainable Cuisine (AAS) (online catalog)

icon_link.gif Sustainable Cuisine – Operations I Certificate (online catalog)

icon_link.gif Sustainable Cuisine Operations II (online catalog)

icon_link.gif Sustainable Food Systems (online catalog)

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District $57 $855
In-State $100.50 $1,507.50
Out-of-State $317 $4,755

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $57 $855
CMC Service Area $97 $1,455
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25


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