You can prepare for an exciting career in Baking & Pastry Arts with Wake Tech’s two-year associate degree program – or choose certificate or diploma options that can be completed in less than two years. Both daytime and evening classes are available.
The BPA programs prepare students for quick entry into the industry, in a variety of positions that include baking/ pastry assistant, area pastry chef, and assistant pastry chef. With experience, graduates may advance from entry-level positions to pastry chef, cake designer, or bakery manager.
Employment opportunities include restaurants, hotels, independent bakeries and pastry shops, wholesale and retail markets, and high-volume bakeries. The programs also provide students with the skills and knowledge to start their own businesses.
The Baking & Pastry Arts degree provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on training in the areas of: