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Culinary Baking & Pastry Arts AGS Degree

This 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. Any student wishing to pursue an associate degree can apply all 35 credits from the Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate toward an Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree. Depending on the desired career path, discuss other options for an associate degree with an academic advisor.

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

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AGS.00042
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Admission Prerequisites

These courses are pre-program requirements and not included in program totals.

Total Credits: 4

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 20

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester

  • English Communication - Select first wtihin a set of General Education English Communication courses** - Credits: 3
  • Humanities - Select General Education Humanities course** - Credits: 3
  • Mathematics - Select General Education Mathematics course** - Credits: 3
  • Science - Select General Education Science course** - Credits: 4
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course** - Credits: 3

Total Credits: 16

Second Year - Winter Semester

  • English Communication - Select second wtihin a set of General Education English Communication courses** - Credits: 3
  • Humanities - Select General Education Humanities course** - Credits: 1
  • Science - Select General Education Science course** - Credits: 3
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course** - Credits: 3

Total Credits: 10

Program Total: 61 Credits

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

**Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.

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