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This program has been replaced by Baking and Pastry Arts and Management Associate in Applied Science Degree (APBPAM).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 2021 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

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2017-2018 Academic Requirements

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.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Advisors
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)   Speech 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   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 Minimum 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 Minimum Credits
BMG 101   Entrepreneurship I: Finding Your Opportunity 3
CUL 140   Bakery Management and Merchandising 2
CUL 205   Pastry Arts and Design 3
CUL 211   Advanced Bread Production 4
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
61