This program prepares students with the basic skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry industry. Students gain hands-on experience and theoretical training as they produce quality bakery products from scratch.
Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.
Physical Activity Requirements: This occupation requires the ability to stand, walk and perform repetitive motions for extended periods of time and to lift up to 50 pounds. 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 that 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.)
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|CUL 104||Sanitation in Food Service Operations||3|
|BAKE 106||Chocolate I (Confections)||4|
|BAKE 110||Patisserie I||7|
|BAKE 113||Cakes I (Fillings and Icings)||4|
|BAKE 114||Dessert Alternatives (Sugar Free, Gluten Free)||3|
|BAKE 115||Patisserie II||7|
|BAKE 117||Frozen Desserts||3|
|BAKE 119||Yeast Breads||4|
|BAKE 121||Patisserie III||7|
|BAKE 131||Pies, Tarts, Custards and Fillings||4|
|BAKE 134||Quick Breads, Cookies, Brownies||3|
|BAKE 140||Restaurant (Individual) Desserts and Petit Fours||5|
|BAKE 153||Sugar Work||3|
|BAKE 157||Wedding Cakes||3|
|BAKE 210||Cakes II||3|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|
Presents the principles of food microbiology, food-borne illness and the standards enforced by regulatory agencies. Incorporates applied measures for the prevention of food-borne illness and other microbiological factors. Includes National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification.
Explores the different types of chocolate used in making assorted treats, candies and garnishes. Various methods of tempering, chocolate decorating, fudges, truffles and other candies will be identified.
Provides students with the opportunity to attain fundamental cooking, time-management and production competencies in the program-run bistro. These include scones, muffins and cookies; demonstrating how to read, write and follow a standard recipe; and understanding the basic principles of various cooking methods. Students will uphold a high level of professionalism. Instructor permission required.
Introduces students to mixing methods, their ingredients and their function in cake baking. Correct scaling, portioning, baking and determining doneness of assorted cakes. Fillings and icings will be introduced in the presentation of basic cakes.
Covers how to make sugar-free, vegan and gluten-free desserts. Students will explore how to develop and use special ingredients, techniques and methods when making desserts not using standard ingredients such as eggs, butter, white flour and milk.
Provides students with the opportunity to refine fundamental cooking, time management and production competencies in the program-run bistro. These include scones, muffins, cookies and cake; demonstrating how to read, write and follow a standard recipe; and understanding the basic principles of various cooking methods. Students will uphold a high level of professionalism.
Explores the world of frozen desserts. Students will develop recipes for various frozen desserts such as gelato, sorbets, parfaits and ice creams along with savory desserts with the use of herbs, spices and vegetables.
Introduces students to the techniques used with starters and yeasts. Students will demonstrate how to cultivate yeast and proper proofing and baking techniques, along with completing a variety of yeast breads.
Introduces students to the experience of managing, training and mentoring fellow classmates. Provides students with the opportunity to further refine fundamental cooking, time management and production competencies in the program-run bistro. These include scones, muffins, cookies and cake; demonstrating how to read, write and follow a standard recipe; and understanding the basic principles of various cooking methods. Students will uphold a high level of professionalism. Instructor permission required.
Introduces students to a variety of pie crusts and the preparation of assorted fruit fillings. Tarts, custards and pastry cream will also be explored. Instructor permission required.
Introduces students to the ingredients and function in preparation of quick breads and cookies. Students will explore the assorted doughs, shapes, and baking and finishing methods. Instructor permission required.
Introduces students to the challenges of creating individual desserts for restaurants. Students will make individual desserts for the college restaurant and learn the detailed art of the Petit Fours.
Introduces students to the stages of sugar work. Students will demonstrate how to make various sugar-based candies and pulled sugar items. The coloring and handling of sugar flowers and ribbons will also be demonstrated.
Covers elaborate techniques used in the composition, design and execution of wedding cakes. Explores the use of gum paste, fondant and modeling chocolate. Students will develop a cake rendering on the spot with a customer.
Introduces students to advanced cakes such as high ratio, chiffon cakes, and torts along with buttercream icings and fondant. Temperature and environmental factors in cake making will also be covered.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
Covers a variety of topics including probability, statistics, finance, modeling, sets and counting, matrix operations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Graphing calculator required. Online math classes may require the student to come to campus or make arrangements for exams to be proctored. Please contact the instructor of the section you are interested in to see if this applies to your class.
Surveys the knowledge and methods of the discipline of psychology. Presents a broad view of this subject and establishes the foundation for further study of the discipline. Emphasis will be placed on applying psychological knowledge to daily situations, and on accessing and assessing information about behavior from a variety of sources. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking will be developed.