Pastry Arts Degree

The Pastry Arts program at Clover Park Technical College offers a five-quarter Associate in Applied Science – T degree, as well as a three-quarter certificate program for students seeking entry into or career advancement in the pastry arts job market, specifically as a Pastry Arts Chef.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT or AAS-T

Estimated Cost: $10,798.40

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Prepares student for careers in areas such as baker, pastry chef, and other pastry art positions. Students already working in the culinary arts field can select a study path that will expand their skills and further their employment potential. The Pastry Arts degree is designed to provide hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in pastry arts.

The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT), and the Associate in Applied Science–T (AAS-T) the different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (15 credits)

  • ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)
  • MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher)
  • PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

AAS-T Degree general education requirements (20 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

  • 5 credits in Communication: ENGL& 101
  • 5 credits in quantitative reasoning: MAT 110, MATH& 141, MATH& 142, MATH& 146 or MATH& 151
  • 5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement (PSYC& 100DIV or SOC& 101DIV)
  • 5 credits in social science, humanities, or science (choose one from the following): PSYC& 100DIV, PSYC& 200, PSY 210, PSYC& 220, SOC& 101, ART& 100, MUSC& 105, ASL& 121, BIOL 118, BIOL& 160, BIOL& 175, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, CHEM& 121, CHEM& 110, GEOL& 110, PHYS& 114, ECON 101, ECON& 201 or ECON& 202

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all College degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity, and computer literacy requirements.

Employability Requirement: All food workers (includes those that work with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or with any surface where people put unwrapped food) are required (Chapter 246-217 WAC) to have a valid food worker card to work in Washington.

Program Length: The program is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: None.

Program Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
CUL 104 Sanitation in Food Service Operations 3
BAKE 106 Chocolate I (Confections) 4
BAKE 110 Patisserie I 7
BAKE 113 Cakes I (Fillings & Icings) 4
BAKE 114 Dessert Alternatives (Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Vegan) 3
BAKE 115 Patisserie II 7
BAKE 117 Frozen Desserts 3
BAKE 119 Yeast Breads 4
BAKE 121 Patisserie III 7
BAKE 131 Pies, Tarts, Custards, and Fillings 4
BAKE 134 Quick Breads, Cookies, Brownies 3
BAKE 140 Restaurant (Individual) Desserts and Petit Fours 5
BAKE 153 Sugar Work 3
BAKE 157 Wedding Cakes 3
BAKE 161 Retail and Customer Service 4
BAKE 210 Cakes II 3
REST 103 Food and Beverage Cost Control 4
REST 107 Kitchen & Dining Management 3
REST 109 Marketing/Public Relations 3
REST 115 Catering Production 3
REST 119 Operations Management 4
REST 122 Food Service Nutrition 4
REST 126 Finance & Accounting 4
REST 131 Business Plan Development 4
REST 133 Beverage Service 4
REST 137 Hospitality Law 4
  Total Technical Course Requirements 104

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements 104
General Education Requirements (See Listing Above) 15
Computer Literacy Requirement
(CAS 130 (Excel I) to meet computer literacy degree requirement or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
3
Total Credits for Completion of AAT Degree 122

AAS-T Program Requirements

Technical Course Requirements (Total) 104
General Education Requirements (See Listing Above) 20
Computer Literacy Requirement
(CAS 130 (Excel I) to meet computer literacy degree requirement or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
3
Total Credits for Completion of AAS-T Degree 127