Baking and Pastry Production

Baking and Pastry Production

Degree Type

27-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-314-3

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

Evening

Professional bakers possess the skills and creativity necessary to prepare everything from artisan breads to decadent desserts. Focus on baking concepts, principles and techniques, and devote more than 500 hours to lab course time gaining hands-on practice. Learn to prepare specialty breads, desserts and pastries, and refine techniques in cake production and decorating.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by June 14, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by July 12, 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: $200
  • Black non-slip lace-up shoes: $50

How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you are creative, patient and have a great deal of stamina, a career in baking and pastry production may be right for you. Bakers create new recipes and elaborate decorations for cakes and pastries, and the work they do requires a steady hand and many hours of standing. Additionally, much of their work is detail oriented, requiring a sharp focus and eye for detail.

  • Pastry Chef
  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Shift Supervisor

$22,100 - $32,200 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?

1

This program is primarily offered during the evening, four days per week.

2

Classes give students extensive hands-on experience (576 lab hours) on a wide array of equipment.

3

Hospitality and Culinary students gain valuable experience at WCTC's training restaurant, The Classic Room and The Classic Bistro.

Baking and Pastry Production

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