BAKE UP A GREAT CAREER

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


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.

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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. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    COMING SOON!


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    The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry is set to open in 2021 in Bluffton’s Buckwalter place with room for 300 students.

    Quick Facts


    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.

    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 $190 per credit = $12,540.

    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.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    The Career

    Program Dean


    Chef Miles Huff

    Dean, Culinary Arts & Hospitality

    843-470-6046

    New River Campus, Bldg 50, Rm. 208

    Instructors


    Jacqueline Orak

    Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department Chair / Instructor

    843-470-6031

    New River Campus, Bldg. 50, Rm. 118

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