BAKE UP A GREAT CAREER


Put your creativity to work in learning how to make amazing pastry, breads and cakes.

The Baking and Pastry Arts Associate degree program prepares students to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments.

This 66-credit-hour associate degree program features courses in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.

Courses in hospitality management and marketing, along with an internship, round out the curriculum. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

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HANDS-ON

Get hands-on training from some of the finest baking and pastry chefs in the world.

OPTIONS

Work as a pastry chef in a bakery or start your own business!

GROWING DEMAND

Demand is growing for specialty cupcakes, pies, and cakes, from grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants.

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  • ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Details: www.tcl.edu/accreditation

    ENROLL NOW!


    Baking & Pastry courses are taught at TCL’s brand new Culinary Institute of the South. 

    Plus, general education courses can be completed at any campus or online.

    Jaqueline Orak

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “For me, the ultimate reward in the food and beverage industry is guest satisfaction, and I love teaching my students to feel the same way.”

    Chef Jackie Orak

    Baking & Pastry Program Director

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Program Cost

    Tuition: 66 credits x $200 per credit = $13,200.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2021 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    Program Dean


    Chef Miles Huff

    Dean, Culinary Arts & Hospitality

    843-305-8535

    Culinary Institute of the South, Rm 206

    Instructors


    Jacqueline Orak

    Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department Chair / Instructor

    843-305-8527

    Culinary Institute of the South, Rm 204

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