Baking & Pastry Arts Associate Degree

About This Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts Program will prepare you in the fundamental skills of classical and modern pastries, bread, cake, ice cream and confections.

This program is also designed to prepare students in leadership, supervision, marketing, service, and management skills within the hospitality industry.

  • Time to complete the program on a regular schedule: 100 Quarter Credit Hours
  • Full-time schedule: 4 days a week
  • Three schedules are available: morning, afternoon, and evening classes

Join Optional Online Classes and Labs In-Person to Fast Track Your Baking and Pastry Career.

Achieve your education goals easily with most academic courses offered in-person or online. Then, choose to take morning, afternoon, or evening labs at our Houston Campus.

Online academic classes are conducted using a synchronous modality. This includes an instructor in a classroom at CIL with real-time instruction.
Students can ask their instructor questions directly.
Although online culinary courses follow a schedule, students can choose morning, afternoon, or evening classes.

By giving the online option CIL optimizes online culinary education classes to make sure you are successful in earning your degree or diploma. If you prefer, you can request to attend one or more online courses in person at CIL. This means you have the flexibility to juggle school, your job, and your personal life.

  • Foundation Courses
  • Elective Studies
  • Tuition & Costs
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fundamentals of Baking Pastry Level 1
  • Fundamentals of Baking Pastry Level 2
  • Advanced Baking and Pastry Level 3
  • Artistic Skills of Baking and Pastry Level 4
  • Hospitality
  • Management Courses
  • Academic Courses
    • To include a choice between Introduction to Spanish or Introduction to French
  • Practicum (10 weeks)
    • With a choice of including a study voyage
  • Wine Fundamentals

Choose Between 7 Concentrations and/or Electives Studies

  1. Advanced Artistic Skills in Pastry Décor (Level 5) – 10 Quarter Credit Hours
  2. Culinary Arts (Level 1) – 10 Quarter Credit Hours
  3. Hospitality Information Technology – (HMGT) 4 Quarter Credit Hours
  4. Loss Prevention Management – (HMGT) 3 Quarter Credit Hours
  5. Leadership in the Hospitality Industry – (HMGT) 3 Quarter Credit Hours
  6. Lenotre Sommelier I – 5 Quarter Credit Hours
  7. Lenotre Sommelier II – 5 Quarter Credit Hours

All of our programs are usually less expensive than other private colleges, but most importantly, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. We also offer many scholarships.

Use our financial net price calculator to estimate the cost of attendance.

If you qualify, financial aid, various grants, and scholarships considerably reduce the tuition cost. Participate in our free financial aid workshops to learn about what options may be available to you.

Please complete the contact form to find out how you can get more educational value for your dollar.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts program considerably increases the opportunity for you to begin your own business whether it is a bakery or catering. Graduates may also take positions as pastry cooks and bakers, leading to positions as pastry sous chefs, executive pastry sous chefs, and pastry chefs. Also, catering assistant managers in hotels, restaurants, bakeries, country clubs and positions in institutional food services such as schools, hospitals, and commercial businesses are available.

CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE® offers job assistance to its students and alumni.
The college’s Career Services department assists students with job placement and a large array of employers seeking our graduates to join their companies.

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