Culinary Arts

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Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts

Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00247

The baking and pastry arts certificate program provides the skills necessary to enter bakeries, pastry shops, restaurants and hotel bakery and pastry kitchens.

The curriculum prepares students in quality baking and pastry preparation. The two core courses start with the fundamental skills and build gradually to the more advanced and refined skills. Topics covered include professionalism, safety and sanitation, dietetic baking, baking processes and techniques, pies, tarts, contemporary tortes, French pastry, cold and frozen desserts, chocolates, cake decoration, breads, cookies and many other related nutritional desserts.

This program contains some courses restricted to students officially admitted to this program. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.


Admission Prerequisites
These courses are pre-program requirements and not included in program totals.
CUL 102* Culinary Sanitation
CBPA 103 Introduction to Baking and Pastry Skills and Techniques 2

Total Credits: 4

First Year - Fall Semester
CBPA 125 Pastries 20

Total Credits: ​20

First Year - Winter Semester
CBPA 144 Baking 15

Total Credits: ​15

Program Total ​3​5 Credits

* If student provides documentation of current ServSafe certification, CUL 102 is not required. This course is also open to any Schoolcraft student.



Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts

Learn Real-World Skills to Give You an Advantage in this Exciting Field

Certificate and Degree Options

  • Certificate

What can I earn?* 

  • Baker: $30,920 
  • Pastry Chef: $34,750

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics​

What You Will Learn

The certificate program provides students with skills and a foundation to begin a career in baking and pastry, including bakeries, pastry shops, restaurants and hotel bakery and pastry kitchens. Students will learn both fundamental and advanced bakery and pastry skills while studying all aspects of baking processes, techniques, safety and sanitation.

The curriculum prepares students in quality baking and pastry preparation. Culinary areas of focus include:

  • Breads
  • Cake decoration
  • Chocolates
  • Cold and frozen desserts
  • Cookies
  • Contemporary tortes
  • Dietetic baking
  • French pastry
  • Nutritional desserts
  • Pies
  • Tarts

The Culinary Arts Program

  • Nationally recognized program
  • Certified Master Chefs and Certified Executive Chefs on faculty
  • One of the most advanced teaching kitchens in the country
  • Produces chefs who distinguish themselves at restaurants across the United States and Europe

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