The Pastry Arts Certificate program provides an introduction to baking and pastry production. The one-year program includes instruction in various methods of pastry production used in the food service industry as well as techniques of cake decorating.

Courses completed for the certificate also apply to the Pastry Arts associate’s degree program.

Students in the certificate program are not eligible for financial aid or Kentucky reciprocity.

Related Programs

Pastry Arts (PAS)


Program Chair

Chef Mary (Betsy) Lasorella

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in retail or commercial bakeries, grocery stores, wholesale club stores, restaurants, or institutional food services producing breads, pastries, and other baked goods
  • Work independently as a baker from home

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Baker
  • Home Baker

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bakers is projected to grow about 10 percent through 2030.

$29,750 annually

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Certificate does not include co-op


Program Chair

Chef Mary (Betsy) Lasorella


Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Pastry Arts Certificate (PASC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
PAS 100 Theory of Baking 3 0 3
PAS 105 Fundamentals of Baking 0 6 3
PAS 110 Celebration Cakes 0 6 3
Semester 2    
CUL 115 Food Service Sanitation 1 0 1
PAS 115 Pastry Production and Design 0 6 3
PAS XXX Pastry Elective   0 6 3
Total Credits:   4 24 16
Pastry Elective
PAS 215 Novelty and Theme Cake Production 3
PAS 220 Advanced Wedding Cake Production 3
PAS 225 Artisan Bread Baking 3
PAS 230 Chocolate Centerpiece Design 3

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