SAISD, The Culinary Institute of America, partner in culinary program

Students can receive up to 15 hours of credit for college

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Independent School District along with The Culinary Institute of America have created a college transfer-credit culinary program that will begin starting this fall.

Three SAISD instructors this spring began a fellowship at CIA to prepare them to teach courses to their students. The instructors then had to pass a CIA-developed ProChef exam.

Lanier High School Culinary Instructor Eric Dromgoole said he will implement what he learned to his lessons.

“I thought it was a great opportunity for our students. For them to be exposed to this type of curriculum that CIA offers, it’s going to really take them places,” Dromgoole said.

Students will have the opportunity to receive up to 15 hours of college transfer credit.

“I think it’s really awesome that this is going to be applied toward a college that is going to get me a degree that I can show people,” Thomas Saucedo, a Lanier High School student said.


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