The Associate in Occupational Science degree in Pastry Arts prepares the student for entry level work in the baking trade as a Journeyman baker, cake decorator or confectioner. The emphasis in the professional courses is on theory, practice and hands-on work in the bread and pastry field.
Students work with industry professionals in several bakeries, kitchens and the Grossinger Dining Room. Students also take courses in Hospitality Purchasing, Cost Control and Human Resources to round out their knowledge. They receive ServSafe and TIPS certifications as part of their coursework.
Graduation Requirements (61-62 credits)
Graduates of the Pastry Arts – AOS will have demonstrated:
- industry standard, entry level skills,
- professionalism in themselves and their work,
- the ability to creatively solve culinary problems and develop skills to evaluate their own and that of others,
- technical, cognitive, and creative thinking skills with professional and tangible results