Some courses offered by The Culinary Institute of America Napa Valley include classes in baking and pastry making. The school also offers certification classes in food appreciation and food and beverage pairings. Business courses specific to those in the restaurant industry are also available.
The Culinary Institute of America Napa Valley divides courses into associate degree and certification programs. In general, associate degree programs are longer and more intensive than certification courses. Degrees are for those interested in a career in food preparation, while certification programs are geared more towards food and beverage enthusiasts who want to know more about their hobby.