Pastry Arts - Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

The Pastry Arts program at Clover Park Technical College offers a five-quarter Associate in Applied Science - T degree, as well as a three-quarter certificate program for students seeking entry into, or career advancement in, the pastry arts job market, specifically as a pastry arts chef.

Prepares student for careers as bakers, pastry chefs and other pastry arts positions. Students already working in the culinary arts field can select a study path that will expand their skills and further their employment potential. The Pastry Arts degree is designed to provide hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in pastry arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Pastry Arts degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply food safety and sanitation procedures in preparation of food products in the kitchen.
  • Plan day-to-day operations to run a bistro effectively.
  • Create menus for various events, functions, and price limits.
  • Use leadership, customer service, and interpersonal skills in support of management of a bistro.
  • Create a variety of pastries based on the principles of baking science.
  • Summarize the test standards and information in order to pass the ServSafe exam.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

CUL 104Sanitation in Food Service Operations

3

BAKE 106Chocolate I (Confections)

4

BAKE 110Patisserie I

7

BAKE 113Cakes I (Fillings and Icings)

4

BAKE 114Dessert Alternatives (Sugar Free, Gluten Free)

3

BAKE 115Patisserie II

7

BAKE 117Frozen Desserts

3

BAKE 119Yeast Breads

4

BAKE 121Patisserie III

7

BAKE 131Pies, Tarts, Custards and Fillings

4

BAKE 134Quick Breads, Cookies, Brownies

3

BAKE 140Restaurant (Individual) Desserts and Petit Fours

5

BAKE 153Sugar Work

3

BAKE 157Wedding Cakes

3

BAKE 162Retail and Customer Service

7

BAKE 210Cakes II

3

REST 103Food & Beverage Cost Control

4

REST 107CAPKitchen & Dining Management

3

REST 109Marketing/Public Relations

3

REST 115Catering Production

3

REST 119Operations Management

4

REST 122Food Service Nutrition

4

REST 126Finance & Accounting

4

REST 131Business Plan Development

4

REST 133Beverage Service Management

4

REST 137Hospitality Law

4

Total Credit Hours:107

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

107

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:128

AAT General Education Requirements: See list above

Computer Literacy Requirement: CAS 130 (Excel I) recommended to meet computer literacy degree requirement or successful completion of computer literacy exam

AAS-T Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

107

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:133

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list above

Computer Literacy Requirement: CAS 130 (Excel I) recommended to meet computer literacy degree requirement or successful completion of computer literacy exam

General Degree Requirements

The two degree options in this program are the Associate of Applied Technology (AAT), and the Associate in Applied Science - T (AAS-T). The different requirements for each degree are listed below.

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

ENGL& 101 English Composition or CMST& 220 (or higher)

Any 100 level math class

PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology (PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other social science or humanities course that meets the diversity requirement)

COLL 102 College Success for All

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits)

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

5 credits in communication:

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning:

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement:

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science

Choose one from the following:

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

3 credits in College Success:

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Physical Activity Requirements

This occupation requires the ability to stand, walk, and perform repetitive motions for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs. Students must be able to meet these physical requirements in order to complete lab requirements and obtain employment in this field.

Employability Requirements

All food workers (includes those who work with unpackaged food, food equipment, or utensils, or with any surface where people put unwrapped food) are required to have a valid food worker card to work in Washington. (Chapter 246-217 WAC.)

Program Length

This program is a combination of on-line, classroom, laboratory and practical experience in our on-campus bistro.  It is approximately five quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.