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Baking and Pastry Arts

Associate in Applied Science

The Baking & Pastry Art curriculum offers an introductory hands-on instruction in the basics of baking and pastry arts. The student will have the opportunity to learn and apply concepts and techniques of baking, weights and measures, equipment use, baking terminology and ingredient function; create a range of breads, pastries and desserts; produce standardized dessert recipes; and develop skills in discipline and professionalism necessary for working successfully in foodservice and hospitality industry.

Career Possibilities

A career in Baking and Pastry Arts includes professional kitchens, but also bakery owner, working in health care, catering, resorts and cruise ships, and hotel bake shops.

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Program Information

Careers in Culinary Arts & Relates Services

ServSafe certificate.
Mott Community College is an A.C.F. Certified Testing Site.

Required course for this program:
need to be completed before any lab classes are taken
BAKE-101 - Introduction to Bakery
FMG-102 - Food Safety and Sanitation

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 86
  • Contact Hours: 86

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
CULA-100Orientation to Food Services 11
BAKE-101Intro to Baking 33
BAKE-102*, **Bake Shop l 66
FMG-102Food Safety and Sanitation 22
ENGL-101English Composition 33
Total 1515
BAKE-206*Bake Shop ll 66
BAKE -113Artisan Breads 44
MATH-115Foundations of Mathematics II 44
Total 1414
Spring / Summer
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
PSYC-281General Psychology 33
Total 66
Year Two
BAKE-103*Basic Cake Decoration 44
BAKE-115Pastry Technigues 44
BAKE-116Plated Desserts 44
FMG-104*Food Service Math 33
Total 1515
BAKE-104*Intermediate Cake Decoration 44
BAKE-114*Modern Desserts 44
BAKE-117*Chocolates and Confections 44
CULA-201Automated Purchasing & Cost Control 44
Total 1616
Spring / Summer
CULA-209Cooperative Education/Internship 44
BUSN-104Introduction to Business 33
Total 77
Year Three
BAKE-105*Wedding Cakes & sugar Work 44
ART-110Art Appreciation 33
MGMT-183Small Business Management 33
SOCY-191 or PHIL-295Intro to Sociology or Ethics 33
Total 1313
*Uniform and tool kit required
**To enroll in BAKE-102 students will need to obtain an instructor waiver if they are taking FMG102 and BAKE101 the same semester per the pathway
January 3, 2017
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