Program Start Dates

Arizona Culinary Institute offers several start dates per academic calendar year. The day program has 8 starts a year (about every 6 weeks). The evening program has 3 starts per year.

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2022 Diploma AM & PM

AM Diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking, and Restaurant Management (30 Weeks)

Start Date                             End Date
November 14, 2022        June 23, 2023

2022 Avocational Courses

AM Course in Basic Culinary Arts (6 Weeks)

Start Date
November 14, 2022

AM Avocational Course in Baking and Pastry (9 Weeks)

Start Date
November 14, 2022

2023 Diploma AM & PM

AM Diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking, and Restaurant Management (30 Weeks)

Start Date                       End Date
January, 9 2023              August, 4 2023
February, 21 2023          September, 29 2023
April, 3 2023                  November, 10 2023
May, 15 2023                 December, 22 2023
July, 10 2023                  February, 2 2024
August, 21 2023            March, 29 2024
October, 2 2023             May, 10 2024
November, 13 2023       June, 21 2024

PM Diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking, and Restaurant Management (40 Weeks)

Start Date                       End Date
February, 21 2023          December, 8 2023
July, 10 2023                  April, 26 2024
October, 24 2023           July, 19 2024

2023 Avocational Courses

AM Avocational Course in Basic Culinary Arts (6 Weeks)

Start Date                    End Date
January, 9 2023           February, 17 2023
February, 21 2023       March, 31 2023
April, 3 2023                May, 12 2023
May, 15 2023              June, 23 2023
July, 10 2023               August, 18 2023
August, 21 2023          September, 29 2023
October, 2 2023          November, 10 2023
November, 13 2023    December, 22 2023

AM Avocational Course in Baking and Pastry (9 Weeks)

Start Date                   End Date
January, 9 2023           March, 10 2023
February, 21 2023       April, 21 2023
April, 3 2023               June, 2 2023
May, 15 2023              July, 28 2023
July, 10 2023               September, 8 2023
August, 21 2023         October, 20 2023
October, 2 2023         December, 1 2023
November, 13 2023   January, 26 2024

PM Avocational Course in Basic Culinary Arts (9 Weeks)

Start Date                   End Date
February, 21 2023      April, 20 2023
July 10, 2023              September 6, 2023
October, 2 2023         November 29, 2023

2023 Holidays and Breaks

Breaks (Campus is closed, Administrative offices open except for Holidays)
Summer:                 June 26, 2023 – July 7, 2023
Winter:                   December 25, 2023 – January 5, 2024

Holidays (Campus is closed)
MLK                        January 16, 2023
Presidents Day:      February 20, 2023
Memorial Day:       May 29, 2023
Labor Day:             September 4, 2023
Veterans Day:        November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving:        November 23, 2024 – November 24, 2024