Program Content: The Baking and Pastry Arts Program covers basic and advanced preparation of a wide variety of baked goods and dessert items. Topics include breads, breakfast pastries, cookies, chocolate applications, cake decorating and more. Students will learn leadership and employability skills as they work in a retail bakery setting. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to work as pastry cooks and bakers under the supervision of a pastry chef or head baker.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 600 hours – approximately 6 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe)
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 100%
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Baking and Pastry Arts
Required Books and Materials: Baking and Pastry Arts
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Estimated Total: $4,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
or Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.