FCC Culinary Institute Named to Top Culinary Program List
Frederick Community College’s Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute (HCTI) was named one of the top culinary schools in the country by KaTom.
KaTom, an independent restaurant supply company, ranks schools using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, an annual report that includes specific school information on everything from acceptance rate and school size to career outcomes for graduates.
FCC’s HCTI was ranked #9 out of the 700 schools reviewed, up from its #12 ranking last year. KaTom ranked institutions that offer students the most program flexibility at an affordable rate while still providing a strong education that will lead to job placement and financial success. According to the data, HCTI graduates have a 97.63% employment rate.
“We are thrilled to receive a high national ranking for the second year in a row, and we thank KaTom for recognizing the many strengths of our program,” said Elizabeth DeRose, FCC program manager for HCTI. “We are especially proud of how HCTI provides real-world training that leads to an almost 100% employment rate. I thank all of our incredible HCTI instructors for their commitment to providing our students with the best culinary training possible that sets them up for career success.”
HCTI offers degree, certificate, and workforce development programs and is accredited by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. For more information, visit the HCTI webpage.



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