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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Culinary/Pastry Arts
Title: Bakery/Pastry Foundations Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • 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.CUL.BAK/PST.FD

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.

All students enrolled in advanced cooking and pastry classes must have successfully completed CHEF 1305 with a "C" or better and a minimum of a food handler's certificate preferred ServSafe Food Manager Certificate or the Texas Food Guard Certification.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CHEF 1305 Sanitation and Safety 1 3
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking 1 | 2 3
CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation 1 | 2 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CHEF 2331 Advanced Food Preparation 3
PSTR 1206 Cake Decorating 1 3 2
PSTR 2207 Cake Decorating 2 3 2
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 16

1 Courses in Semester 1 are taught in 8 and 16-week semesters.

2 PSTR 1301 and CHEF 1301 - Students must possess Texas State recognized Food Handler Certification by the 4th class day.

3 PSTR 1206 and PSTR 2207 - Students must enroll in and complete PSTR 1206 before enrolling in PSTR 2207.

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.