Baking and Pastry Management

Baking and Pastry Management

Degree Type

61-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date


How You'll Learn




Bakers prepare items such as breads, pastries, muffins and other items for general sale or specialty orders. Gain hands-on practice in state-of-the-art baking labs, while focusing on ingredients, techniques and production skills. Develop management skills and expand techniques of production, cost and staff control in the operation of a bakeshop.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by July 12, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC
  • Baking Kit: $450
  • Uniforms: $120
  • Black non-slip lace-up shoes: $50

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.


Program Details

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If you have good time management, planning and organizational skills, a career in baking and pastry might be right for you. Bakers need to be creative and precise as proper measurements are critical to the preparation of baked goods. Additionally, they start their workday in the early morning hours to ensure bakery is ready for the day ahead.

  • Pastry Chef
  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Bakery Manager/Supervisor

$24,300 – $37,100 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?


Learn skills and techniques to produce breads, rolls, cakes, pastry, chocolate/confection works and more.


Take advantage of extensive service learning opportunities; practice your skills while serving the community.


Work in advanced production and management labs. Gain production experience through special promotions and sales in WCTC's on-campus Food Store.

Baking and Pastry Management

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Marian UniversityBS Managementup to 65, 10% tuition discount
College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiescredits vary, 100% online
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70


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