Baking and Pastry Management

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Baking and Pastry Management Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College prepares you to go directly into a specialized career within the culinary industry in as little as two years.

If you have an interest in creating visual masterpieces and developing your culinary skills around baking and pastry arts, this is the program for you. The program combines superb instruction and state-of-the art production kitchens and facilities with hands-on experience in confectionary artistry, including creating breads, pastries, cakes, chocolates and more. Students are taught by some of the best chefs in the world, including instructors from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. The only program of its kind in Florida, Valencia’s Baking and Pastry Management program gives you the extraordinary advantage of starting an exciting culinary career in one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations in the world.

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

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Related Certificates

Valencia's certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Baking and Pastry Arts (35 credits)

Baking and Pastry Specialist (18 credits)

Pastry Chef's Apprentice (12 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

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60 credits

You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.

More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.

Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Bake and make pastries including breads, cakes, pies, icings, puddings, fillings and desserts
  • Cater and manage banquets including training service personnel, preparing food cost estimates and stewarding control sheets
  • Perform confectionery artistry

Job Outlook

A variety of exciting career choices are available in Central Florida’s flourishing theme parks, resorts, restaurants and other dining establishments. Excellent career opportunities are also available in catering and banquet services.

Potential Careers

  • Baking and Pastry Chef
  • Executive Pastry Chef
  • Assistant Bakery Manager
  • Lead Baker, Bread and Pastry
  • Assistant Pastry Chef
  • Baker’s Commis
$23,000 - $30,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.

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