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Advanced Baking and Pastry, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_ABP
Control Number: 22432

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.

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.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

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