2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Culinary | Pastry | Hospitality
Degree Plan: Bakery/Pastry Specialist Certificate
(Level 1 Certificate)
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.
Degree Plan Code: C1.BAKEPAST.SPEC.20
This level-one certificate is designed to build upon the skills learned in the Culinary Arts Foundations Certificate. Students will learn basic and advanced baking/pastry skills as well as advanced bread making techniques and quantity baking practice through the execution of the El Centro Culinary, Pastry, Hospitality program student-operated restaurant. Students are required to complete an External Learning Experience through a bakery/pastry practicum and co-op in which the student must obtain employment in a bakery/pastry kitchen and work at least 21 hours per week during that semester. This level-one certificate is waived from TSI requirements as long as the student completes the TSI waiver form prior to enrollment. This certificate is a building block towards the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Bakery/Pastry.
|Sanitation and Safety
|Basic Food Preparation +
|Advanced Food Preparation
|Fundamentals of Baking
|Breads and Rolls
|Advanced Pastry Shop
|Cake Decorating 1
|Bakery Operations and Management
|Practicum (or Field Experience)-Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
|Quantity Bakeshop Production
|Nutrition for the Food Service Professional
|Advanced Pastry Competition
|Cooperative Education-Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
|Minimum Hours Required
+Note for CHEF 1301: Student must possess Texas State recognized Food Handler Certification to be admitted to class on the first day.
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.