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Key Info

Program ContactJeff Hadley
Email Address[email protected]
Office919-866-5990
Degrees & Pathways
  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma
  • Certificates
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About The Program

 

Prepare for an exciting career with Wake Tech’s associate’s degree program in Baking & Pastry Arts – or choose a certificate or diploma option that can be completed in less time. Daytime and evening classes are available to accommodate busy schedules.

Baking & Pastry Arts programs prepare students for quick entry into the industry, in a variety of positions: baking/ pastry assistant, area pastry chef, and assistant pastry chef, among others. With experience, graduates can 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.

Orientation Sessions

Until further notice, all Orientation Sessions will be held virtually using the free Microsoft Teams App.  Download Microsoft Teams so you can join us.  

Upcoming Virtual Orientation Sessions

We will update the website when further information is available.  Please contact Department Head Jeff Hadley at [email protected] with any questions.

Baking Program

  • Baking Degree classes are held at the Scott Northern Wake Campus Kitchens
    6700 Perry Creek Road, Bldg K, Room 155
  • 1:12 Chef to Student Ratio
  • Baking classes are scheduled for 8-week mini-mesters.
For more information, contact: 
Chef Caralyn House, Program Director - 919-532-5969

Program Outcomes and Success Measures

2017

AAS Culinary Arts

  • Student Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Student Job Placement Rate: 100%
  • Student ACF certifications: 0%

AAS Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Student Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Student Job Placement Rate: 100%
  • Student ACF certifications: 0%

2018

AAS Culinary Arts

  • Student Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Student Job Placement Rate: 100%
  • Student ACF certifications: .1%

AAS Baking and Pastry Arts

  • Student Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Student Job Placement Rate: 97%
  • Student ACF certifications: 0%

Program Contact: Jeff Hadley
Email Address: [email protected]
Office Phone: 919-866-5990