Baking & Pastry Arts

    Baking & Pastry Arts
    Length 600 hours
    Admissions Contact

    Lidija Milisav -

    Course Information R. Audibert - 727-538-7167 ext. 2143
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    Mission: The Pinellas Technical College Baking and Pastry Arts Department is designed to prepare students for employment as a baker or pastry cook in Bakeries, Hotels, Wholesale Bakery Shops, Clubs and Resorts, or any other corporation and all other productions related to baked goods. Through trained professional instructors, multi-media and classroom studies, as well as demonstrational and practical application in a commercial bakery setting, this department will offer the best training for application in today’s marketplace.

    This program prepares the student for the following certification:


    Students must complete the ServSafe® course as part of their classroom training, in order to work in the kitchen lab and to be eligible for program completion.

    Program N100600 consists of a planned sequence of courses:

    Pastry Cook/Baker – Course FSS 0090 (300 hours) –Content includes health and safety skills specific to the food industry; Identify and perform the applications of standard weights and measures, quick breads, cookies, cakes and icings, sweet and savory pastries, and a variety of yeast products.

    Pastry Chef/Head Baker – Course FSS 0091 (300 hours)- Content includes, history of the baking industry, leadership and teamwork in accomplishing objective tasks, mentoring skills to inspire and teach others, identify and perform the application of mousses, souffles, a variety of pate choux products, and frozen desserts.

    Distance Education: Not available at this time
    Articulation Agreement(s): Not available
    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%
    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%
    Basic Skills Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 9.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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