Baking and Pastry Skills and Operations (CTBPAS)


The Baking and Pastry Arts certificate program prepares students for professional careers in commercial baking establishments, restaurants, hotels, pastry shops, country clubs, catering jobs and entrepreneurship. This program specialize in hands-on experiences, classroom lecture, student run retail bake shop, and flexible scheduling. Courses can be applied toward the associate degree in applied science in baking and pastry arts.


Gain real world experience by making and selling the delicacies at the Sweet Spot, located on the 1st floor of the Student Center. This student-run retail space is open to the public and sells homemade pastry and baked goods.

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2020-2021 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in commercial baking, where they may work in bakeries, country clubs, resorts, hotels, or institutional food service operations. Courses can be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree in baking and pastry.

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: .

Business/Computer Technologies
Culinary and Hospitality Mgt
Sharyl Politi
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CUL 104   Baking Science 2
CUL 110   Sanitation and Hygiene 2
CUL 114   Fundamentals of Baking 3
CUL 115   Fundamentals of Pastry 3
CUL 116   Culinary Principles 3
CUL 132   Cakes and Wedding Cake Design 2
CUL 206   Plated Desserts 3
CUL 211   Artisan Breads 4
CUL 215   Cake Decorating Techniques 2
Total 24

Total Credits Required


*CUL 110 must be taken as a pre- or co-requisite with any of the lab classes: CUL 114, CUL 115, CUL 132, CUL 206, CUL 211, CUL 215.