Baking & Pastry Certificate | The Culinary Arts Institute

Baking and Pastry Certificate

The Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate prepares students for a wide variety of entry level positions in the baking and pastry industry. It combines a foundation of baking & pastry and management skills the industry demands, in addition to a curriculum that incorporates opportunities to learn and work in a student-operated bakery. The curriculum introduces students to the basic fundamental skills and philosophies of the food service industry and helps prepare them for their career as a foodservice professional.


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Distinguish between, and successfully utilize a wide array of ingredients and baking methods to produce and/or plate, and critically analyze a variety of fundamental and contemporary baked goods, products and desserts.
  • Demonstrate all food and beverage costing techniques related to profitable food service business operations.
  • Reflectively practice proper ethical purchasing and procurement processes as it relates to the proper flow of goods for a successful food service operation.
  • Demonstrate appropriate safety and sanitation practices, including safe food service equipment operation, as it relates to the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrate appropriate employability skills necessary for an entry level position in the industry.


First Semester

CUL 101 Culinary Foundations 3
CUL 102 Hospitality Fundamentals 3
CUL 120 Introduction to Culinary Techniques 3
BPA 120 Introduction to Baking & Pastry 3
(12 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

CUL 114 Food & Beverage Operations 3
BPA 131 Bread & Rolls 3
CUL 151 Purchasing & Cost Control 3
CUL 170 Management & Supervision 3
(12 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

BPA 220 Advanced Baking & Pastry 3
BPA 233 Chocolates & Confections 3
BPA 240 Retail Bakery Operations 4
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
(13 Credit Hours)

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