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Launch a new career with a certificate in event management, honor your taste buds in hands-on cooking classes, or join us for an international travel excursion.

Interested in jumping on the fast track to a rewarding career in tourism, culinary arts, social and corporate event planning, and restaurant service? Join us to experience hands-on, interactive programs that are sure to feed all of your senses.

If you have a gift with food or a thirst for culinary adventure, then consider the Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate program. Whether you dream of putting on large catering events or crafting unique gourmet dinners in a fine dining establishment, we can give you the background you need to make it happen.

Do you enjoy planning meetings, conferences, or events? Take your creativity and energy to the next level by learning the basics of planning, budgeting, managing, staffing and evaluating events from our Meeting & Event Management courses.

Turn your passion into reality by entering the hospitality profession.

Certificate Programs
Culinary Apprenticeship Certificate Program
Meeting and Event Management Certificate Program
Artisan Bread Making
Cooking Fundamentals

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Culinary Apprenticeship Students Showcase Skills at Chef's Table
8-Hour Braised Beef Short Rib Bali Maki, English Pea-Whipped Potatoes with Ginger BBQ Reduction and Herb Salad
Students in the Culinary Apprenticeship Program at KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education put their skills to the test at Chef's Table, an invitation-only event held on May 16 at KSU Center. The soon-to-be... read more ❯

Dean’s Desk: Change Your Trajectory
Professional Office Setting
There is a pretty big difference between a job and a career. A job is what a person does to make a living in the present day. Careers, on the other hand, are what we do... read more ❯

KSU’s CCPE Earns National Recognition at the 2018 Annual Communicator Awards
Communicator Awards
Our college received four awards of excellence and distinction from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). With entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest... read more ❯

Dick Harp Signs Off
Dick Harp
After nearly 20 years as our OLLI director, Dick Harp has announced his retirement. He took a moment to reflect on an amazing ride of life-changing and enriching experiences. After much thought, and a great deal... read more ❯

Grad Feature: Stacking Credentials
Ken Danter uses stacking credentials to gain a competitive edge in technology
Infrared detection, radar and laser technologies were part of Ken Danter’s nine-year Navy career as an aviation electronics technician. As he transitioned to civilian life, he began to seek opportunities that would complement his experience... read more ❯

New French Classes at OLLI
OLLI French Instructors
Did you know French is the second-most widely learned foreign language after English? According to the OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, more than 220 million people speak French on five continents. Additionally, French... read more ❯

Paralegal Advisory Board Benefits Students
KSU Paralegal Advisory Board
Since 1985, our Paralegal Certificate program has assisted thousands of students aspiring to enter the legal field. Last year, we established our Paralegal Advisory Board with the goal of enhancing the college’s longest-running program by... read more ❯