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Degree Plans - Food and Hospitality Institute - Bakery/Pastry AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.BAKE.PAST.06

The Bakery/Pastry degree encompasses all aspects of bakery and pastry shop operations with an emphasis on preparation skills and business management.

The Bakery/Pastry degree is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation.

Students pursuing this award program are required to achieve an appropriate minimum assessment score eligible for DMAT 0091 and DREA 0091 OR above OR concurrent enrollment when registering for Food and Hospitality courses.



CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety # 3
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking # 3
PSTR 1206 Cake Decorating I 2
PSTR 2207 Cake Decorating II 2
+++Mathematics OR 3-5
POFT 1321 Business Math OR (3)
POFT 1325 Business Math and Machine Applications AND (3)
++++Elective Natural Science (4)


CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation # 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
PSTR 1305 Breads and Rolls # 3
PSTR 1343 Bakery Operations and Management 3
PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop # 3


PSTR 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
+Elective Bakery/Pastry Culinary Arts 1-3


CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation # 3
PSTR 1442 Quantity Bakeshop Production 4
PSTR 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4


PSTR 1310 Pies, Tarts, Teacakes, and Cookies 3
RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education - Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
+Elective Bakery/Pastry Culinary Arts 2-3
Minimum Hours Required 62-70

+Bakery/Pastry Culinary Arts Elective - must be selected from the following:

PSTR 1191 Special Topics in Baker/Pastry Chef 1
PSTR 1291 Special Topics in Baker/Pastry Chef 2
PSTR 1391 Special Topics in Baker/Pastry Chef 3
PSTR 1312 Laminated Dough, Pate a Choux, and Donuts 3
PSTR 2330 Advanced Pastry Competition 3
HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry 3
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales 3
IFWA 1318 Nutrition for the Food Service Professional 3
RSTO 1325 Purchasing for Hospitality Operations 3
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls 3
RSTO 2307 Catering 3
RSTO 1306 Facilities Layout and Design 3

++Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Mathematics - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Mathematics.

++++Elective - students selecting POFT 1321 or POFT 1325 must also select any course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

# This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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