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Career Area: Hospitality and Tourism
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-314-4
Approximately Less Than 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
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Baking and Pastry Specialist Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:


Pastry Specialist

Bakery Owner

Baking and Pastry Specialist Programs

If you are looking to start a food service career or add sweet treats to your resume, CVTC’s Baking & Pastry Specialist degree is the right choice! This one-year hands-on program is designed to teach you the technical skills to make everything from bread to desserts and the business knowledge to manage a bakery.

Spend time in CVTC’s state of the art culinary lab learning basic through advanced techniques, and learn the skills needed for a career in restaurants, bakeries, catering services, or starting your own business!

Baking & Pastry Specialist students will learn to:

Execute basic bakeshop fundamental techniques
Manage a bakery
Master advanced bakeshop techniques
Understand banquet and catering services
Develop retail concepts

Baking and Pastry Specialist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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