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Baking and Pastry Arts and Management (APBPAM)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


This program 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 dining establishments, catering, baking/pastry shops, chocolatiers or entrepreneurial and cottage industries.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges/.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Sharyl Politi


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 104 Baking Science 2
CUL 110 Sanitation and Hygiene 2
CUL 141 Principles of Cost Control 3
CUL 150 Management and Supervision 3
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 116 Culinary Principles 3
CUL 118 Culinary Nutrition 3
CUL 132 Cakes and Wedding Cake Design 2
CUL 221 Culinary Purchasing 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 114 Fundamentals of Baking 3
CUL 115 Fundamentals of Pastry 3
CUL 201 Chocolate Confections 3
CUL 215 Cake Decorating Techniques 2
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BMG 101 Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity 3
CUL 205 Sugar and Chocolate Showpieces 3
CUL 206 Plated Desserts 3
CUL 211 Artisan Breads 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required

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