Baking and Pastry Arts, Associate in Applied Science



Program Code: 0365

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
Additional General Education Courses 1,212
Required Program Core
330BKPS 765Introduction to Baking3
330BKPS 766Baking Safety and Sanitation2
330BKPS 767Baking Techniques3
330BKPS 768Pastry Techniques3
330BKPS 769Cookies and Tarts3
330BKPS 770Basic and Classical Cakes3
330BKPS 771Special Occasions Cakes3
330BKPS 772Individual Pastries3
330BKPS 773Confectionary Arts3
330BKPS 774Hearth Breads and Rolls4
330BKPS 775Specialty Breads4
330BKPS 776Advanced Baking Principles3
330BKPS 777Chocolate and Confections3
330BKPS 778Contemporary Desserts6
Total Hours61

Select an additional 12 hours of general education courses from Communications, Fine Arts & Humanities, Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Physical Sciences & Life Sciences.


At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement.


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC), an Advanced Certificate (AC) and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below.

Student must be eligible for ENGLISH 96 Aligned Reading and Composition and MATH 98 Beginning Algebra with Geometry to begin core curriculum classes.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
330BKPS 765 Introduction to Baking 3
330BKPS 766 Baking Safety and Sanitation 2
330BKPS 767 Baking Techniques 3
330BKPS 768 Pastry Techniques 3
330BKPS 769 Cookies and Tarts 3
Semester 2
330BKPS 770 Basic and Classical Cakes 3
330BKPS 771 Special Occasions Cakes 3
330BKPS 772 Individual Pastries 3
330BKPS 773 Confectionary Arts 3
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Semester 3
330BKPS 774 Hearth Breads and Rolls 4
330BKPS 775 Specialty Breads 4
330BKPS 776 Advanced Baking Principles 3
BIOLOGY 107 Nutrition-Consumer Education 1 3
Fine Arts & Humanities course (HD) 1 3
Semester 4
330BKPS 777 Chocolate and Confections 3
330BKPS 778 Contemporary Desserts 6
Social & Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Fine Arts and Humanities course 1 3
 Total Hours61

General Education Requirement

This program is offered through the Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute at Kennedy-King College. 

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.


Job Description

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$27,283
Median 50th Percentile$33,268
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$48,016

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$13
Median 50th Percentile$16
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$23

Annual Job Openings

1016 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less82.47%
A certificate8.06%
Some college9.47%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree