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Baking & Pastry Arts


Learn the fundamentals of the baking and pastry arts industry and prepare for entry-level positions in commercial bake shops or pastry kitchens. Courses cover breads, chocolate, confections, show pieces and plated desserts, as well as ice creams, Bavarians, mousses and sauces.

Conditional Enrollment Program:  In order to be fully enrolled to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admission. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes.


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Academic Director:  520.206.5242
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Baker $28,987

Academic Options

Learn more culinary skills by completing the Hospitality Leadership AAS Degree

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CUL 105 Food Service Nutrition and Sanitation 3
CUL 140 Culinary Principles 3
CUL 160 Pastry Arts I 3
CUL 162 Art of Chocolate 3
CUL 168 Specialty and Hearth Breads 3
CUL 244 Confections, Show Pieces and Plated Desserts 3
CUL 260 Pastry Arts II 3
CUL 266 Ice Creams, Bavarians, Mousse and Sauces 3
CUL 276 Pastry Production 3
STU 100 College Study Skills 1
Subtotal 28

Program/Major Code:  CRTBKG/9BKG
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