Hospitality & Culinary
Baking & Pastry Management Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Program Overview with Course Requirements
The bakery business is booming, especially here in Florida, where jobs are available in our many theme parks, resorts and restaurants, as well as in catering and banquet services. Valencia's Baking & Pastry Management program is the only such degree program in the state, and draws on chefs from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios to instruct students and provide a broad view of career opportunities and the skills required to succeed. Students learn in a state-of-the-art production kitchen and gain hands-on instruction in confectionary artistry, breads, pastries, cakes, chocolates and more.
This certificate program is designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the certificate courses can be applied toward the A.S. degree which will help improve your earning potential.
The required courses for this certificate are included in the Baking and Pastry Management Program Guide link at the top of the page.
Alternative Ways to Earn Credit
- Credit for Industry Certifications: You may be eligible to receive college credit toward this program if you have earned an approved industry certification.To view the list of approved industry certifications and potential credits, visit
Industry Certification Agreements.
Potential Careers and Employers
- Careers: Executive Pastry Cooks or Baking & Pastry Chefs, Assistant Bakery Managers and Pastry Chefs or Baker's Commis
- Employers: A variety of exciting career choices are available in Central Florida's flourishing theme parks, resorts, restaurants and other dining establishments. Other career opportunities are also available in catering an banquet services.
Placement Rate and Salary Information
For the number employed, percent employed, and estimated average annual full-time wages of students who have graduated from Valencia's program, visit