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 that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation with Exemplary Program status.
Related ProgramsPastry Arts (PAS)Culinary Arts (CUL)Culinary Arts Certificate (CAC)Culinary & Food Science bachelor's degree (CFS)Dietetic Technology (DT)Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)Hospitality Management (HOSP)
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
- Home Baker
Graduate Employment Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bakers is expected to increase by about 8 percent over the next 10 years.
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2022-2023 academic year
Pastry Arts Certificate (PASC)
|PAS 100||Theory of Baking||3||0||3|
|PAS 105||Fundamentals of Baking||0||6||3|
|PAS 110||Celebration Cakes||0||6||3|
|CUL 115||Food Service Sanitation||1||0||1|
|PAS 115||Pastry Production and Design||0||6||3|
|PAS XXX Pastry Elective||0||6||3|
|PAS 215||Novelty and Theme Cake Production||3|
|PAS 220||Advanced Wedding Cake Production||3|
|PAS 225||Artisan Bread Baking||3|
|PAS 230||Chocolate and Confectionery Production||3|