Baking & Pastry Arts
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This associate's degree in Baking & Pastry Arts prepares students for baking and pastry positions in the hospitality industry. Students meet objectives through hands-on production in the school's fine-dining operations. The curriculum develops skills and knowledge necessary for employment in a variety of baking and pastry establishments.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
Certified Pastry Culinarian
Graduates of this program who maintain an active Junior membership in the local A.C.F. chapter are eligible to certify as a Certified Pastry Culinarian for free.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for bakers was $23,140 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,200, and the top 10 percent earned more than $36,980.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing||48,330||$12.52||$26,040|
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places||25,670||$10.98||$22,840|
|Other General Merchandise Stores||18,850||$11.99||$24,930|
|Specialty Food Stores||4,520||$11.37||$23,650|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Read more about the required internship.
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Uniforms/Special Equipment Needs
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
American Culinary Federation
Penn College Diners' Club
Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Hospitality Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.