Baking and Pastry Management

Baking and Pastry Management

Degree Type

61-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-314-2

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

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 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in spring.

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to admissions@wctc.edu.

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

 

Program Details

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

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

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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?

1

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

2

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

3

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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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.

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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.

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Marian UniversityBS Managementup to 65, 10% tuition discount

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Baking & Pastry Management. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

 

 

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