Sep 29, 2022
Official Title of Certificate: Baking and Pastry Arts
Total Credit Hours: 21
About the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute
Purpose: Prepares students for employment in the hospitality industry such as in a restaurant or hotel bakery, or in a bakeshop setting such as a privately owned bakery or wholesale club or grocery store bakery. This certificate builds toward Hotel/Restaurant Management degree, Baking and Pastry Arts Option.
Range of Occupations
- Bread Baker
- Cake Decorator
- Restaurant Pastry cook
Additional Program Requirements
Students are required to wear an approved chef uniform for production classes. See course description for specifics.
Statewide Tuition Reduction Program
This program of study is designated a Statewide Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (refer to the Tuition, Fees and Payments section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Statewide Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.
Certificate Requirements: 21 credits
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Introduction to the Hospitality and Baking and Pastry Industry: Develop an understanding of the hospitality industry and career opportunities in the field. Investigate trade publications and professional organizations appropriate for continuing education. Become familiar with the organizational structure and basic functions of departments within hospitality and food service establishments.
- Food Safety: Apply and evaluate safe, sanitary procedures, habits, and behaviors in hotel and restaurant facilities.
- Business and Math Skills: Perform mathematical functions related to food service operations.
- Basic Baking: Apply the fundamentals of baking science to the preparation of a variety of products. Use and care for equipment normally found in bake shop or baking areas.
- Advanced Baking: Develop skills in more advanced decorating techniques and more complex preparations of pastry, confections, and dessert products.
- Purchasing and Receiving: Apply concepts to lower costs and improve quality of ingredients. Reduce risk and ensure the security of supply and manage relationships with purveyors and improve quality of ingredients.
- Nutrition: Describe the characteristics, functions, and food sources of major nutrients and how to maximize nutrient retention in food preparation and storage. Apply the principles of nutrient needs throughout the life cycle to menu planning and food preparation.
- Customer Service: Identify customer service and guest relations standards and policies that must be in place for the successful operation of a hotel and restaurant.
- Environmental Sustainability: Use knowledge of best practices to further sustainability (economic, environmental, and cultural/social) in the industry (sustainability)
- Leadership and Human Relationships: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in a practical event environment.
- Multicultural Perspectives: Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural perspectives to meet the needs of the guest and employees (customer service)
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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