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Pursue your degree outside the classroom—in your own home, office, or study space.

Online Programs

Flexible Scheduling

If you're currently working in hospitality, you probably keep some rather unconventional hours. With our online programs, you can fit your studies around your schedule.

Quick Responses

You know you learn better when you get a response to your questions right away. That's why NECI’s faculty is committed to responding to your questions quickly and always with answers that deepen your understanding.

Online Resources

Going to the library can add hours to the workload of a typical, campus-based college student. But when you attend NECI's online culinary school, once you have your textbooks, all other resources you'll need to complete your assignments and study for tests are just a click away, on your computer—available wherever you are.

Online Degree Programs

Why Online?

Finish your degree while you continue your life.

The beauty of online learning is that it allows you to study without disrupting the many other aspects of your busy schedule. You can continue with your job, and you don't have to move or uproot your family. Online learning combines the best of traditional learning with the advantages of the Internet.

Immediate results. Put your new knowledge and skills to work from Day 1.

The courses in NECI's Online programs have been specifically developed for online delivery and match the same high quality of the on campus programs at New England Culinary Institute—so you can graduate with a degree from NECI, wherever you reside.



At a Glance

16 month program
100% online
60 credits

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Food and Beverage Business Management - Online

The Online Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Food and Beverage Business Management program is for students who are beginning their college education in the Food and Beverage industry.

The AOS in Food and Beverage Business Management is taught 100% online and does not require a residency period on campus. Students are able to "attend" class and complete assignments at home on their own time and use their new skills and knowledge at their job immediately. After completing the program, students will be well-prepared to step into management-level positions in the foodservice industry.

Educational Objectives

  • To provide practical training in critical aspects of management including achieving guest satisfaction.
  • To prepare students for middle management positions in the food and beverage industry.
  • To educate students with modern business management practices in the context of the foodservice industry.
  • To develop 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, with emphasis on the hospitality industry.
  • To strengthen each student’s education in the general and applied areas of food and beverage industry.
  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed, including time management, business etiquette, and self-awareness.
  • To produce manageable innovations using creativity and technology in business creation and development needed to launch their own enterprises.

These educational objectives influence all facets of the program, from the curriculum and teaching techniques to the code of student conduct in the virtual classroom, and serve as important guidelines for all those who study at NECI.

Cost of Attendance (AOS in Food and Beverage Business Management - Online)
Tuition $42,000
Technology Fee $800
Total Tuition & Fees $42,800

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New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.



At a Glance

16 month program
Two two-week residencies
60 credits

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts - Online

The Online Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Culinary Arts program offers the same program and leads to the same degree a the residental program, but externships are replaced with Experiential Portfolios, Capstones, and additional coursework in the upper levels.  Online students have the option of adding in an externship. Two 2-week residencies are required, one at the end of Semester 1 and another at the end of Semester 3.  

The AOS program covers 4 semesters over 16 months, depending on course load.  AOS students will graduate with a minimum of 60 credits.

The AOS in Culinary Arts is designed to prepare qualified students to become skilled culinary and kitchen professionals. Graduates are able to perform effectively in key positions in commercial kitchens, including: à la carte cook, baker, banquet cook, rounds cook, and assistant garde manger chef. Certain students may achieve higher standing in different operations.  

 

Educational Objectives

To achieve its primary objective of training skilled cooks, NECI has established the following educational goals for the AOS program:

  • To provide a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of professional cooking through hands on lab based classes, practicums, and externship.
  • To develop the attributes of a culinary professional; including speed, stamina, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, timing, the ability to work with others and the aesthetics of food preparation and presentation
  • To educate students in   the convergence of 21st century business management practices and culinary knowledge needed to be successful in the food service industry.
  • To evaluate and strengthen each student’s general education in the relevant areas of English, math, science, and cultural history and to develop habits of life-long learning.

These educational objectives influence all facets of the program, from the curriculum and teaching techniques to the code of student conduct in the classroom, and serve as important guidelines for all those who study at NECI.

Cost of Attendance (AOS in Culinary Arts - Online)
Tuition $43,400
Technology Fees $800
Total Tuition & Fees $44,200

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New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.



At a Glance

16 month program
Two two-week residencies
60 credits

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Baking & Pastry Arts - Online

The Online Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Baking & Pastry Arts program offers the same program and leads to the same degree a the residental program, but externships are replaced with Experiential Portfolios, Capstones, and additional coursework in the upper levels. Online students have the option of adding in an externship. Two 2-week residencies are required, one at the end of Semester 1 and another at the end of Semester 3.     

The AOS program covers 4 semesters over 16 months, depending on course load. AOS students will graduate with a minimum of 60 credits.

The AOS in Baking and Pastry Arts is designed to prepare qualified students to become skilled culinary professionals specializing in the area of baking and pastry. Focusing on training in the pastry kitchen, this program also included components in the savory kitchen, business management and general education, and provides students with a comprehensive framework of general skills needed to perform effectively in any food service operation.

As baking and pastry specialists, graduates are able to perform effectively in commercial kitchens, restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeshops, and pastry shops in such positions as baker, pastry cook, or assistant pastry chef. Certain students may achieve higher standing in different operations. 

Educational Objectives

In order to optimally prepare students for professional positions in the industry, NECI has established the following educational goals for the BA in the Baking and Pastry program:

  • To provide intensive practical training and refinement of baking and pastry skills; including specialized cuisines through hands on lab based classes, practicum, and externship.
  • To develop the attributes of a professional baker or pastry chef including professional communications, time management, business etiquette, self-awareness, communication relations and team building.
  • To explore and understand the theory and practice of food science, nutrition, sustainability, flavor development, and presentation.
  • To educate students in   the convergence  of advanced 21st century  business management practices including purchasing, safety, cost control, menu development, financial and human resource management
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills; problem solving, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, and ideation

Cost of Attendance (AOS in Baking & Pastry Arts)
Tuition $43,400
Technology Fees $800
Total Tuition & Fees $44,200

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New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.



At a Glance

32 month program
120 credits
100% online

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management - Online

Accelerate your career with an Online Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management from New England Culinary Institute. A bachelor's degree will open doors within the hospitality industry. Do you have a hot new idea for a food-based business? Have you ever considered becoming a food writer? Or maybe you've always wanted to open a restaurant of your own. This bachelor's degree goes beyond the basics of culinary education to provide a sound foundation in the principles and key teachings related to management within the hospitality setting.

The food and beverage industry is a strong growth area with many different possibilities and a bright future for professionals with the right training. With a degree from NECI, you'll be fully equipped for a variety of positions within the food and beverage industry. You'll have an understanding of the management functions required to run a professional food and beverage operation, from hiring personnel and maintaining accounts to purchasing and inventory control. We emphasize entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and leadership skills so that you'll be able to translate your vision into a successful restaurant or related foodservice business.

Educational Objectives 

  • To provide intensive practical training and skill refinement, especially as the student looks toward food and beverage business management or ownership.
  • To help students develop the attributes of a trained food and beverage management professional
  • To explore the theory behind our profession. Why do we do things the way that we do?  What is our legacy?  What is our heritage?
  • To build a foundation in the business aspects of the food and beverage industry, including purchasing, safety, cost control, financial and human resource management, and ethical and legal decision making.
  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed, including professional communications, time management, business etiquette, self-awareness, community relations, and team building.
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills, such as problem solving, information literacy, and quantitative reasoning.
  • To expand student awareness of history, art, science, and language.

To Enroll in the BA in Food and Beverage Business Management - Online Program, You Must Have:

  • Minimum of sixty (60) credits from an accredited institution that will be evaluated by the NECI.
  • Current or relevant experience in the food service/hospitality industry.

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.


Cost of Attendance (BA in Food and Beverage Business Management - Online)
Tuition $84,000
Technology Fees $1,600
Total tuition & Fees $85,600

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Bachelor in Food Beverage and Business Management - Online Program Disclosure (2017)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.



At a Glance

32 month program
120 credits
100% online

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts - Online

Today's chefs are required to have an understanding of marketing, financial management, human resource management, current issues such as sustainable practices, trends and nutrition; skill sets that promote your overall abilities and complement your passion for cooking. There is no question that school can help you grow in the field. 
The question is: "When will I find the time to go back to school?"

If not now, when?  The flexibility of NECI's online learning programs allows students to hone their skills, challenege their beliefs, and deepen their undertanding. These programs are designed with the working chef in mind. Courses building upon previous experience and education while expanding vision, passion and creativity. On the very first day of your course work, you begin to learn the techniques and skills for success from industry-proven chefs and business faculty.

Educational Objectives

  • To explore the theory of food, including food science, nutritional cooking, sustainability, menu development, taste and flavor, gastronomy, artistic presentation, food and wine pairing.
  • To build a foundation in the business aspects of the culinary industry, including purchasing, safety, cost control, financial and human resource management.
  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed, including professional communications, time management, business etiquette, self-awareness, community relations, and team building.
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills, such as problem solving, information literacy, and quantitative reasoning.
  • To expand student awareness of history, art, science, and language.

To Enroll in NECI's BA in Culinary Arts - Online Program You Must Have:

  • Minimum of sixty (60) credits from an accredited institution that will be evaluated by NECI.
  • Relevant experience in the food service/hospitality industry.

Cost of Attendance (BA in Culinary Arts - Online)
Tuition $84,000
Techonology Fees $1,600
Total Tution & Fees $85,600

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Bachelor of Culinary Arts - Online Program Disclosure (2017)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.



At a Glance

32 month program
120 credits
100% online

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Baking and Pastry Arts - Online

The New England Culinary Institute student studying Baking and Pastry Arts is as an artist as well as a technician. Taking the next step up the ladder is as easy as building that perfect mille-feuille.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Baking and Pastry Arts program is designed to prepare qualified students for professional level baking and pastry careers in the contemporary culinary industry. You will learn to create pastry specialties that can be appreciated by the most discriminating consumer. You will be able to add chocolate, confections, and showpieces to your repertoire. You will learn about sugar craft and specialty cakes from our classically trained pastry chefs, while also being trained in those elements that make a truly well-rounded chef—financial management, entrepreneurship, and advanced food and wine pairing. At New England Culinary Institute, we believe that the best chefs are capable and flexible, able to step into any kitchen, anytime, anywhere, and not only feel at ease, but also confident.

The flexibility of online learning allows students to hone their skills, challenge their beliefs, and deepen their understanding. Our programs are designed with the working chef in mind, complementing previous experience and education. We will take your experiences and guide you to the next skill level that will be immediately applicable in your current position.

Educational Objectives

  • To provide intensive practical training and skill refinement, including advanced decorative techniques.
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills, such as problem solving, information literacy, and quantitative reasoning.
  • To help students develop the attributes of a baking and pastry professional.
  • To explore the theory of baking and pastry, including food science, sustainability, taste and flavor, gastronomy, and artistic presentation.
  • To build a foundation in the business aspects of the culinary industry, including purchasing, safety, cost control, and financial and human resource management.
  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed, including professional communications, time management, business etiquette, self-awareness, community relations, and team creation.
  • To expand student awareness of history, art, science, and language.

To Enroll in the BA in Baking and Pastry Arts- Online Program You Must Have:

  • Minimum of sixty (60) credits from an accredited institution that will be evaluated by the NECI.
  • Relevant experience in the food service/hospitality industry.

Cost of Attendance (BA in Baking & Pastry Arts - Online)
Tuition $84,000
Technology Fees $1,600
Total Tuition & Fees $85,600

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Bachelor of  Arts in Baking and Pastry Arts - Online Program Disclosures (2017)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.

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