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Baking and Pastry Arts (APBPA)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program has been replaced by Baking and Pastry Arts and Management Associate in Applied Science Degree (APBPAM). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

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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

Business/Computer Technologies
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Sharyl Politi


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First Semester
Class Title Minimum 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) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 14
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 100 Introduction to Food Service and Hospitality Industry 2
CUL 104 Baking Science 2
CUL 116 Culinary Principles 3
CUL 118 Culinary Nutrition 3
CUL 132 Cakes and Wedding Cake Design 2
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 114 Fundamentals of Baking 3
CUL 115 Fundamentals of Pastry 3
CUL 215 Cake Decorating Techniques 2
CUL 224 Principles of Cost Control 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 101 Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity 3
CUL 140 Bakery Management and Merchandising 2
CUL 205 Sugar and Chocolate Showpieces 3
CUL 211 Artisan Breads 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required

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