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Advanced Baking and Pastry, Associate in Science Degree

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Banner Code: 1_AS_ABP
Control Number: 16634

The requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Baking and Pastry includes courses which lead to students gaining a solid foundational knowledge of the baking and pastry industry. Courses are designed for students who desire a career as an entrepreneur in the baking/pastry industry, or in the following positions found at restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, and bakeries; head baker, assistant pastry chef, pastry chef, and executive pastry chef.

Complete the Advanced Baking and Pastry Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will be prepared for employment as professional and competent bakers, pastry cooks, or pastry entrepreneurs of retail and wholesale baking and pastry establishments.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
CA A100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 3
CA A120 Culinary Principles 1 3
CA A124 Principles of Baking 1 2
FN A140
Introduction to Nutrition Concepts
or Nutrition
2-3
FSM A160 Sanitation and Safety 3
 Units13-14
Spring
CA A126 Principles of Baking 2 2
CA A131 Principles of Artisan 3
CA A149 Pantry 2
CA A236 Directed Practice for Baking and Pastry 1 2
FSM A240 Food Service Math/Accounting 4
 Units13
Year 2
Fall
CA A226 Principles of Pastry Arts 3
CA A237 Directed Practice for Baking and Pastry 2 2
FSM A151 Food Production Management 2
FSM A250 Menu Planning and Purchasing 3
FSM A260 Supervision and Training Techniques 3
 Units13
 Total Units39-40
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 39-40
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60