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Career Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-314-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Cake decorating with frosting

Baking & Decorative Arts Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Bread Baker
Pastry Chef
Sous Chef

Average Median Wage


Baking & Decorative Arts Programs

The Baking / Pastry Arts program provides students with a comprehensive hands-on experience in baking and pastry arts. Students will obtain the practical and theoretical training necessary to produce quality bakery products from scratch. An emphasis is placed on decorative pastry arts including cake decorating, sugar and chocolate work, and plated dessert presentations. Through their experiences in the bakery store, students will learn effective merchandising and sales training techniques.

Baking & Decorative Arts Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Baking and Decorative Arts at Madison College