Culinary Arts - Pastry Cook Certificate Level 1

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Culinary Arts - Pastry Cook - Certificate Level 1

The Pastry Cook Certificate Level I Award is designed to prepare students for challenging positions in contemporary bakeshops of restaurants, hotels, country clubs, hospitals, and large scale baking operations. Hands-on instruction is taught in specialized classrooms and practical labs and include work experience in the preparation and cooking of a variety of breads, rolls, pastries, pies, and cakes. Emphasis is placed on the use and care of commercial equipment used in food preparation, sanitation in food handling, cooking and baking methods, preparation of special dishes, food standards, aspects of nutrition, and gourmet baking.


Semester 1
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
CHEF 1205 Sanitation and Safety 2
Semester 2
PSTR 1305 Breads and Rolls 3
PSTR 1306 Cake Decorating I 3
PSTR 1310 Pies, Tarts, Teacakes and Cookies (Capstone) 3
PSTR #3## Program Approved Elective 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 17

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $2,281* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.