Baking is more than an art. It’s a business.

Baked goods are serious business. If you have a passion for baking, our Associate degree program in baking and pastry can help turn that passion into a career.

By taking this program, you’ll learn how bakeries operate, inside and out. First of all, you’ll have the chance to learn advanced baking skills and techniques through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art facilities. Not only will you be learning the same techniques professional bakers use on the job, you’ll be working with the same equipment they use, too.

Working in a bakery involves more than just baking. You’ll also have the chance to learn about the managerial side of running a baking facility by studying things like inventory control and staff selection and training.

After completing this program, you’ll have plenty of ways you can use your talents. A wide variety of businesses, from retail bakeries and restaurants to country clubs and hotels, need people who can help prepare delicious treats for visitors to enjoy.

 

Academic Policies & Requirements 

Associate of Applied Science — Baking and Pastry (106kb)

Career Facts

$25,090

Median Yearly Income

1.5%

Outlook 2014 - 2024

$39,050

Median Salary for Executives

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Featured Alumni

The skillset I got at CIM as compared to other people I  have met , I would say I was ready for every job I have gotten since then and I was ready for Hell’s Kitchen. It really teaches you to be a hard worker.

- Kim Ryan, Chef & CIM Graduate Former Hell’s Kitchen Winner
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