Associate in Applied Science

The Baking and Pastry Arts associate degree program offers a focused hands-on professional approach to the art of baking and pastry. Students will gain the necessary practical knowledge, theory and skill to become a successful and marketable pastry professional. This program specializes in hands-on experience, classroom lecture, and flexible scheduling. Students will be put on a path to become an accomplished well-rounded professional in some of the following areas:

  • Executive Pastry Chef
  • pastry Shops
  • restaurants
  • country clubs
  • hotels
  • catering facilities
  • institutional food service
  • entrepreneurship

This program specializes in hand-on experience, classroom lecture and flexible scheduling.


Did you know: WCC is 1 of only a handful of schools in the Southeast Michigan region to offer an associate degree in baking and pastry.

Career Outlook

Graduates can become the executive pastry chef, head baker, assistant bakery manager, assistant pastry chef and venture into specialty include Artisan Bread, Cake Decorating, Chocolatiers, Sugar Sculpting. Explore the world with a career in international travel/hospitality.