Baking and Pastry Management
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Baking and Pastry Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the culinary industry.
If you have an interest in creating visual masterpieces and developing your culinary skills around baking and pastry arts, this is the program for you. The program combines superb instruction and state-of-the art production kitchens and facilities with hands-on experience in confectionary artistry, including creating breads, pastries, cakes, chocolates and more. Students are taught by some of the best chefs in the world, including instructors from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. The only program of its kind in Florida, Valencia’s Baking and Pastry Management program gives you the extraordinary advantage of starting an exciting culinary career in one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations in the world.
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Baking and Pastry Arts (35 credits)
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications.
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Bake and make pastries including breads, cakes, pies, icings, puddings, fillings and desserts
- Cater and manage banquets including training service personnel, preparing food cost estimates and stewarding control sheets
- Perform confectionery artistry
A variety of exciting career choices are available in Central Florida’s flourishing theme parks, resorts, restaurants and other dining establishments. Excellent career opportunities are also available in catering and banquet services.
- Baking and Pastry Chef
- Executive Pastry Chef
- Assistant Bakery Manager
- Lead Baker, Bread and Pastry
- Assistant Pastry Chef
- Baker’s Commis
This program is designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our Gainful Employment website.
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$23,000 – $30,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College’s A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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