Learn the recipe for success as a professional baker with a Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate from Montco. 

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Our program prepares you for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry industry. Through hands-on instruction and working in our student-operated bakery, you'll gain the fundamental food industry and management skills needed to thrive in this field.

Program Curriculum

BPA 120 Introduction to Baking and Pastry 3
BPA 131 Bread and Rolls 3
BPA 220 Advanced Baking and Pastry 3
BPA 233 Chocolates and Confections 3
BPA 240 Retail Bakery Operations 4
CUL 101 Culinary Foundations 3
CUL 102 Hospitality Fundamentals 3
CUL 114 Food and Beverage Operations 3
CUL 120 Introduction to Culinary Techniques 3
CUL 151 Purchasing and Cost Control 3
CUL 170 Management and Supervision 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Total Program Credits: 37