2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Baking and Pastry Arts, Advanced Baking Option, AAS


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Students pursuing a career as a pastry chef can expect a strong job market today and faster than average growth for the next several years. The Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts will enable students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a baking or pastry chef. Graduates of the program will earn the Certified Pastry Culinarian from the American Culinary Federation.

ACTS Course Numbers

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Degree Requirements
-This degree requires successful completion of 60 credit hours.
-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average required for graduation.
-Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all degree specific courses taken.
-This program of study includes special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.
-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Career Opportunities
Bakers* Head Bakers* Cake Decorators*Pastry Chefs *Management Trainees * Pastry Cooks
(This is not acomprehensive list of positions that you will be qualified for upon completion of the program.)

Semester One


Complete all 15 hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BAK 1301  Baking I 3    
  BAK 1303  Cakes & Cake Decoration 3    
  BAK 1305  Candies & Chocolate 3    
  CUL 1301  Applied Foodservice Sanitation 3    
  Math (select one of the following): MATH 1300  Mathematical Reasoning OR MATH 1302  College Algebra (or higher) 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Two


Complete all 15 hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BAK 1302  Basic Pastry Techniques   3    
  BAK 1307  Centerpiece Cake Production 3    
  BAK 2302  Advanced Pastry Techniques 3    
  BAK 2303  Advanced Wedding Cake Production 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Three


Complete all 15 hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BAK 1304  Baking II 3    
  BAK 1306  Artisan Breads, Yeast Breads, Flatbreads, Crackers, and Rolls 3    
  BAK 2306  Baking Practicum 3    
  CIS 1103  Computer Concepts 3    
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Four


Complete all 15 hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  CUL 2307  Healthy Foods/Nutrition 3    
  HOS 1301  Introduction to Hospitality 3    
  HOS 2302  The Restaurant Industry 3    
  CUL 1302  Food Production I OR HOS 2303  Professional Study of Beverage and Wine 3    
  Social Science (select one of the following): ANTH 2310  ECON 2322  ECON 2323  GEOG 2310  SOCI 2300   3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 60 Credit Hours


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