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Welcome to Long Beach City College Baking & Pastry Arts Program!

What is Baking & Pastry Arts?

Baking & Pastry Arts is the art of baking and pastry-making.  A Boulanger (Baker) and a Patissier (Pastry Chef) are people working in the Baking & Pastry Arts.  If you have desire, discipline, and a passion for baking and pastry-making then this training program will be the place for you!  Evolving into a professional Boulanger or Patissier is a lifelong profession.  It is challenging and demanding.

What training and education will I receive at Long Beach City College?

The Baking & Pastry Arts program prepares future Bakers and Pastry Chefs by offering courses to students desiring personal enrichment, enhancing skills, and providing degrees for professional chefs and cooks currently in the food service industry.  This program provides students with intensive professional and practical experience and a hands-on approach to the daily operation of a professional bakery. The courses focus on Safety & Sanitation in the kitchen, baking and pastry preparation and production, skill development, and problem solving in a culinary environment.

Long Beach City College offers courses towards an Associate in Science Degree, or Certificate of Achievement in Baking & Pastry Arts.

For ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate Degree is a college degree awarded by Long Beach City College which includes general education courses and major courses in Baking & Pastry Arts.  Please refer to the Baking & Pastry Arts Curriculum Guide.

For CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

(Formerly known as Career Certificate) This certificate is a two-year program in Baking & Pastry Arts at Long Beach City College which provides training in job skills and employment opportunities.  Complete the required units with a minimum grade of  "C" in each course.

Thank you for considering a future in the Baking & Pastry profession.

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