Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Pastry Arts-AAS

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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 90 Quarter Credit Hours

The Chef’s Academy-NC Campus Only

The Pastry Arts program seeks to produce well-rounded graduates that can pursue entry level opportunities as Assistant Pastry Chefs, Assistant Bakers and Pastry Cooks. Basics of fundamental management concepts and food safety as well as hands-on experience in decorating skills, classical pastries and the basics of chocolate and sugar are included. Graduates of the Pastry Arts program will receive a strong foundation of fundamental pastry techniques to begin working in the industry as professional kitchen staff and food service personnel. Bake shop organization and professionalism are emphasized through the 10 week externship opportunities that apply the skills learned in a professional setting.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Promote respect and passion for the hospitality profession as well as pride and ethical behavior for an industry based in customer service.
  2. Apply fundamental principles of baking and dessert presentation to a wide variety of Baking and Pastry disciplines.
  3. Comprehend the fundamentals of flavor profiles and apply to the creation of classic and modern desserts and pastries.
  4. Integrate food safety, cost controls and nutritional concepts in a professional food service operation.

62 Credit Hours

24 Credit Hours

4 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
Program Length: The Pastry Arts-AAS program is 70 weeks in length and 1,424 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Pastry Arts-AAS program is offered in residential or blended instructional delivery formats.

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