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Contact: Shelley DoonanTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: SDoonan@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Baking and Pastry, AS

Business Division
Degree S0456

The Baking and Pastry Degree program prepares students for career opportunities in bakeries, restaurants, catering, hotels, and other food service businesses. Students gain practical training in the use of commercial equipment and acquire the skills necessary to be successful in the field of baking such as: production baking, candy making, specialty cakes, plated desserts and artisan breads, menu development, portion control, and cost control. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this degree will earn the Food Production Manager Certification. The program combines management theory and practical application of skills and abilities, preparing them to meet the needs of employers.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Chefs and Head Cooks

      Chefs and Head Cooks

      SOC Career Code: 35-1011.00

      Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.87

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,612.93
      Annual Job Openings
      3,786

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Bakers

      Bakers

      SOC Career Code: 51-3011.00

      Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.46

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $30,252.66
      Annual Job Openings
      3,798

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
How to Complete the Program

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Why Choose Our Program?

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  • Baking and Pastry, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S0456

    The Baking and Pastry Degree program prepares students for career opportunities in bakeries, restaurants, catering, hotels, and other food service businesses. Students gain practical training in the use of commercial equipment and acquire the skills necessary to be successful in the field of baking such as: production baking, candy making, specialty cakes, plated desserts and artisan breads, menu development, portion control, and cost control. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this degree will earn the Food Production Manager Certification. The program combines management theory and practical application of skills and abilities, preparing them to meet the needs of employers.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    HRM 52Food Safety and Sanitation2
    HRM 56Hospitality Supervision3
    HRM 57Hospitality Cost Control3
    HRM 61Menu Planning3
    CUL 101Professional Cooking Foundations3
    CUL 102Professional Cooking I3
    CUL 105Baking and Pastry I3
    CUL 106Baking and Pastry II3
    CUL 116World Baking3
    CUL 117Artisan Bread3
    Restaurant Series
    CUL 91Culinary Work Experience5
    CUL 114Dining Room Service Management3
    CUL 115Restaurant Operations3
    Required Electives
    Choose 3 units from the following: 3
    HRM 62
    Event Planning and Catering
    HRM 72
    Hospitality Purchasing and Procurement
    CUL 111
    Exploring Beverages
    CUL 118
    Specialty Cakes
    Total Units43

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence   

  • Baking and Pastry

    Business Division
    Certificate N0455

    The Baking and Pastry certificate prepares students for career opportunities in bakeries, restaurants, catering, hotels, and other food service businesses. Students gain practical training in the use of commercial equipment and acquire the skills necessary to be successful in the field of baking such as: production baking, candy making, specialty cakes, plated desserts and artisan breads, portion control, and food safety management certification.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    HRM 52Food Safety and Sanitation2
    CUL 105Baking and Pastry I3
    CUL 106Baking and Pastry II3
    CUL 116World Baking3
    CUL 117Artisan Bread3
    CUL 118Specialty Cakes3
    Total Units17

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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Contact: Shelley DoonanTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: SDoonan@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 78-1120Phone: (909) 274 - 4856