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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Culinary | Pastry | Hospitality
Degree Plan: Bakery/Pastry Foundations Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • 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.BAKE/PAST.FND.20

This level-one certificate is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain employment as a baker/pastry cook or to train students interested in starting a cottage bakery/pastry business. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of food safety and sanitation, supervisory management as well as bakeshop operations theory. In the lab classes, students will learn basic and advanced baking techniques in addition to experiencing hands-on cake decorating practice led by expert pastry chefs. 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.

All CHEF, PSTR and RSTO courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 3
# PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 3
RSTO 1313 Hospitality Supervision 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop 3
PSTR 1343 Bakery Operations and Management 3
PSTR 1206 Cake Decorating 1 2
PSTR 2207 Cake Decorating 2 2
Semester Total 10
Minimum Hours Required 19

#Note for PSTR 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.