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.
Get hands-on training from some of the finest baking and pastry chefs in the world.
Work as a pastry chef in a bakery or start your own business!
Demand is growing for specialty cupcakes, pies, and cakes, from grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants.
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Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
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.
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
Tuition: 67 credits x $214 per credit = $14,338.
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 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.
Dean, Culinary & Hospitality
Culinary Institute of the South, Rm 206
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department Chair / Instructor
Culinary Institute of the South, Rm 204
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