If you love the art and science of creating a beautiful cake or pastry, a career in the baking and pastry arts could be the perfect fit for you. If you are interested in the little details that result in the tastiest breads and desserts, our Baking and Pastry Arts Program can give you the foundation you need to succeed in this industry.
After completing our program and receiving your certificate, we can help you prepare for a rewarding, baking-related career.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
When you graduate from our Baking and Pastry Arts Program, you will be ready to find employment in retail or wholesale as a baker, pastry chef or assistant.
Being a baker also requires certain traits. The profession might be a good fit for you if you are:
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
By earning your Baking and Pastry Arts certificate from HACC, you will be ready to become a professional baker or pastry chef. Watch this video for a glimpse into HACC’s culinary programs.
Throughout the program, you will prepare and produce cakes, pies and other baked goods. You will have the opportunity to work with doughs, icings and other pastry-making ingredients.
Not only will you get specific training in pastry making, but you will also learn the fundamentals:
As you complete our program, you will:
Federal regulations require the College to disclose specific gainful employment information about this program. This link will provide you with information on completion rates and placement, program costs and median loan debt.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Our certificate program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, if you wish to continue your education, we encourage you to earn an associate degree at HACC!
When you complete your associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
When can I apply?
Conveniently YOURS, we offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime. Visit our website and submit your application, along with program code 1321. By using this code, you will ensure you apply to the correct one.
How can I learn more?
If your passion is baking, we want to help you turn that passion into a rewarding career. Helpfully YOURS, we’ll support you with innovative instructions that teach the fundamentals you need.
Please contact an admissions counselor or Dr. Michelle Myers, business studies department chair, to learn more about the program. You may also request more information today. We want to see YOU succeed.