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Atlantic Technical College

Atlantic Technical College

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

Program Length: 600 hours/approx. 9 months – full time Schedule: M – Th     4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Course Content: 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
  • Fruit
  • Healthful & Special Needs Baking
  • Ice cream & Frozen Desserts
  • Icing & Sauces
  • Mise en Place
  • Pastry Dough
  • Petit Fours
  • Principles of Baking
  • Professionalism
  • 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! Counselor: doris.gonzalez@browardschools.com.

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