Baking & Pastry Arts: Associate in Applied Science | Technical College of the LowCountry

Baking & Pastry Arts: Associate in Applied Science

Breads, pies, cakes - oh my!

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

Program Description

Free Tuition for Fall. Click for details.Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef. A program that prepares individuals 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.

Start Now!

Start this program now at our brand new state-of-the -art kitchen at the TCL New River Campus. You’ll be on track to expand your culinary skills when the Culinary Institute of the South opens in 2021. In fact, you could be its first graduating class.

See the curriculum here.

* Please note this program is pending approval by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.


Have you heard?

Culinary Institute of the South horizontal logoThe 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. Learn more here.

Quick Facts

Career options
Work a pastry chef in a bakery or start your own business!
New career, fast!
This associate degree program can be completed in as little as two years.
Growing demand.
Demand is growing for specialty cupcakes, pies, and cakes, from grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants.

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 Instructor

FAQs & Additional Information

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Program Dean

Chef Miles Huff

Dean/Culinary Institute of the South


Jacqueline Orak

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Instructor/Department Chair/Culinary & Hospitality Department

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