2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Food and Hospitality Institute
Degree Plan: Bakery/Pastry Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.BAKE.PASTRY.14

This certificate prepares the student to function as a bakery/pastry shop employee. All credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Bakery/Pastry.

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
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
PSTR 1343 Bakery Operations and Management OR 3
HAMG 1321 Introduction to Hospitality Industry (3)


# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
PSTR 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef OR 3
CHEF 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Culinary Arts/Chef Training OR (3)
# RSTO 1380 Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager (3)


PSTR 1206 Cake Decorating I 2
PSTR 2207 Cake Decorating II 2
# PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop 3
Minimum Hours Required 22

#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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