I have been accepted to start the culinary program at the Art Institute at Seattle in October. I have heard many people say for the most part it doesn't matter where you go to school, if you want to learn, you will. AKA, what you put in is what you'll get out. The AIS is going to cost me $30,000ish versus $600ish for a local community college. My question is, do you feel the AIS program is worth $29,400ish more? Am I going to have more (and better) job opportunities with an AIS degree vs. a CC degree? Also, I'll be 31 when I graduate (career change) and I'm looking for a program that is going to help me not only with the degree, but also a reputation so I can start moving on my career. And I eventually want to live in Seattle. Thanks for any advice.