Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Bakers are expected to grow about 7%* between 2014 and 2024.
- Entry level wages are about $10/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Baking and Pastry Arts
600 hours/approx. 9 months – full time
M – Th 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Students are prepared for employment as a baker or pastry cook in bakeries, restaurants, hotels and in any facility where baked goods and pastries are produced.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Bakeshop Ingredients
- Cookies & Brownies
- Custards & Creams
- Enriched Yeast Dough
- Healthful & Special Needs Baking
- Ice cream & Frozen Desserts
- Icing & Sauces
- Mise en Place
- Pastry Dough
- Petit Fours
- Principles of Baking
- Restaurant desserts
- Tools & Equipment
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
None at this time.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and /or Advanced Credit:
Students who complete the Baking and Pastry Arts course may enter the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts program with advanced standing.
To get started in the Baking & Pastry Arts Program sign up today for a program orientation!
Get Started on your Career Plan Today!
Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment