Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Program Mission: The Baking Arts AAS degree prepares students for employment opportunities in a professional pastry kitchen, bakeshop, or business with professional product lines.
Students develop academic knowledge and occupational skills that are required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The Baking Arts program and degree is recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to receive their initial ACF certifications at the Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC) level.
Baking Arts AAS degree graduates will:
- be prepared for a range of entry level positions in the field
- properly manipulate chocolate and sugar
- create a wide-range of pastries including cakes, candies, sugar, chocolate, and centerpieces demonstrating advanced techniques
- obtain basic culinary skills
- be prepared for certification from the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Pastry Culinarian
- obtain basic management skills including costing and menu planning, safety and sanitation, and employee supervision
- apply marketing and profitability concepts in a bakeshop environment
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, global and cultural awareness, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Note: The Baking Arts AAS program revised degree requirements effective spring quarter 2017. If you have any questions about the changes, please contact a Baking Arts faculty member at 425.739.8304.