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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About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections
Accredited by the ACFEFAC

Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

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.

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 $25,090 in May 2016. The top 10 percent earned more than $39,050.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing52,140$13.06$27,160
Grocery Stores44,260$12.73$26,480
Restaurants and Other Eating Places37,090$12.63$26,280
Other General Merchandise Stores20,130$13.37$27,800
Specialty Food Stores6,410$12.55$26,100

Statistics reported in May 2016

Internship Requirement

Read more about the required internship.

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

Student Government Association (SGA)

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Hospitality Advisory Committee

  • Ms. Patricia Clark Paulhamus, Assistant Director Nutritional Services, Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Ms. Diana G Cox, District Manager, Sodexo Senior Services
  • Mr. Francis A Daniele, Chef/Owner, Joanna's Italian Bakery
  • Ms. Diane L Dorner, District Supervisor, Carrols Corporation
  • Mr. Robert Engle, Jr., Owner/Operator, Catherman's Home Made Candy & Extraordinary Cakes & Pastries, LLC
  • Mr. James M Fry
  • Mr. Paul Geisz, Owner, Village Tavern Restaurant & Inn
  • Ms. Carla Kline, Certified Dietary Manager
  • Mr. Thomas A Kowalcyk, Executive Chef, Toftrees Hotel and Golf Resort
  • Ms. Samantha Liedtka-Gundlach, Owner, Samantha's Kitchen
  • Mr. George Logue, III, Co-owner/Chef, Herman & Luther's
  • Ms. Heather Luse, Executive Pastry Chef, Pennsylvania State University
  • Mr. Kevin Nash
  • Mr. Kristan T Patterson, Chief Artisan Baker, Penn State University Bakery
  • Mr. Charles L Persun, Sous Chef, Wegmans
  • Mr. James W Purdum, CHA, Retired (PSU)

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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