Baking & Pastry Arts Occupational Endorsement Certificate
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The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) in Baking & Pastry Arts prepares students for entry-level baking positions within the hospitality and tourism industry. Students can advance in career opportunities because of their formal training and education. Career possibilities available to graduates of the baking and pastry arts program include positions in restaurants, bakeries, hotels, and institutions.
The Baking & Pastry Arts OEC can be completed in 2 semesters.
Prerequisites: Must place into or above MATH A055 and WRTG A111.
CA A101 Hospitality Industry: Careers
Offered in Fall Only
Explores career opportunities in the hospitality industry and examines emerging labor trends.
- CA A104 Sanitation 2 credits
Offered in Fall & Spring
This course focuses on sanitation principles, concepts, methods, codes and regulations current to the foodservice industry. All students take the mandatory ServSafe Food Protection Manager national exam certification. Students are required to have their ServSafe before moving into the primary labratories.
- CA A111 Bakery Skills Development 4 credits
Offered in Fall & Spring
Introduces and provides students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation in commercial baking practices.
Registration Restrictions: Must have current ServSafe certification by course start date
- CA A202 Advanced Baking 4 credits
Explores advanced bakery, pastry, confectionary and presentation techniques in a commercial bakery environment. Emphasizes production processes, service, portion controls, safety and sanitation in a commercial bakery.
- Intensive Courses
These courses are short intensives
Course Semester Offered
CA A 130 Basic & Classic Cakes (1)
Introduces the basics of traditional cake making and decorating using buttercream icing(s).
CA A120 Artisan Breads (1)
Introduces the principles and techniques used in the preparation of yeast leavened doughs emphasizing on the production and evaluation of the baked products.
CA A235 Specialty Cakes (1)Explores a variety of cakes and methods of decoration utilizing differing mediums. Emphasizes design and construction of a centerpiece cake.
CA 125 Baking with Alternative Ingredients (1)Introduces alternate ingredient options used in baking to accommodate special dietary needs.
Total of 16 credits required for certificate.
Estimated Cost of Baking & Pastry OEC
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*Costs estimations are subject to change due to unknown conditions and variables. Estimations include the price of resident tuition and student lab fees for the 2021-2022 school year. Cost of books, UAA associated fees, and housing/meal plans are not included here.