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Baking and Pastry Arts (APBPA)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

Baking and Pastry Arts is a program that offers a focused hands-on professional approach to the art of baking and pastry, and will allow students to gain the necessary practical knowledge, theory and skill to become a successful and marketable pastry professional. This program prepares students for careers in pastry shops, restaurants, country clubs, hotels, catering facilities, institutional food service, as well as entrepreneurship.

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Advisors
Carol Deinzer, Sharyl Politi

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
CUL 110 Sanitation and Hygiene 2
Choose one elective from the following: BMG 273, CUL 226, a 100 level ART course. 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CUL 100 Introduction to Food Service and Hospitality Industry 2
CUL 104 Baking Science 2
CUL 116 Fundamental Culinary Principles 3
CUL 118 Principles of Nutrition 3
CUL 132 Basic Cake and Wedding Cake Design 2
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CUL 114 Fundamentals of Baking 3
CUL 115 Fundamentals of Pastry 3
CUL 215 Advanced Cake Decorating 2
CUL 224 Principles of Cost Control 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
BMG 101 Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity 3
CUL 140 Bakery Management and Merchandising 3
CUL 205 Pastry Arts and Design 3
CUL 211 Advanced Bread Production 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required
62

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