Baking & Pastry Arts Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Preparing students to be baking and pastry professionals through hands-on experience and the development of competency based skills while emphasizing management and creativity.

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After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Entry-level positions in restaurants, hotels, resorts, and retail and wholesale baking establishments. Job titles may include baker, pastry cook, and assistant pastry chef. Entrepreneurship is also possible for those with required business skills.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for bakers was $25,690 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $39,830.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing54,670$13.60$28,290
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only)48,460$13.03$27,100
Restaurants and Other Eating Places38,280$12.90$26,840
General Merchandise Stores21,170$13.76$28,610
Traveler Accommodation3,980$16.72$34,770

Statistics reported in May 2017

Internship Requirement

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Transfer Procedures

Students transferring from associate degree programs at Penn College or another college will have their transcripts evaluated by Penn College officials prior to acceptance in the major.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List & Uniform Policy

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Daniel R Dalton, Three Rivers Program Manager, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Mr. Francis A Daniele, Chef/Owner, Joanna's Italian Bakery
  • Ms. Diane L Dorner, '79, District Supervisor, Carrols Corporation
  • Mr. James M Fry
  • Mr. Drew Kendall, Chef, Wegmans
  • Mr. Chris Kowalewski, Chief Growth Officer & Senior VP of Sales, Compass Group North America
  • Ms. Samantha Liedtka-Gundlach, '10, Owner, Samantha's Kitchen
  • Mr. George Logue, III, '10, Co-owner/Chef, Herman & Luther's
  • Ms. Erin Oggier, Food and Beverage Manager & Event Coordinator, Lancaster Country Club
  • Mr. Kristan T Patterson, Chief Artisan Baker, Penn State University Bakery
  • Mr. Gary R Rice, President/Owner, Rice's Food Equipment & Consulting, Inc.

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.

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