Professional Baking and Design


The Professional Baker program trains students in the fundamentals of professional baking. Students can complete the entire program and receive a certificate as a Professional Baker.  Students can also complete our continuing education program in Cake Decorating.

The cake decorating curriculum gives students instruction to skillfully express their creativity. It consists of hands-on training, beginning with basic decorating techniques and progressing to the elaborate skills necessary to complete a beautifully decorated wedding cake. 

The professional baker curriculum provides training for those who wish to enter this dynamic segment of the food service industry; specialty bake shops, supermarkets, discount chains and delicatessens are all expanding into the “hot bakery” field.


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Gainful Employment Information



2017—2018 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Professional Baker
Part-Time (afternoons)

Start Date End Date Days Time
2/12/2018 5/14/2018 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm
4/26/2018 7/19/2018 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm

Cake Decorator
Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time
3/8/2018  5/14/2018 M–Th 5:00pm—9:00pm
5/15/2018  7/12/2018 M–Th 5:00pm—9:00pm

2018—2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time (afternoons)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/20/2018 11/12/2018 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm
11/5/2018 2/14/2019 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm
2/11/2019 5/13/2019 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm
4/25/2019 7/18/2019 M–Th 12:00pm—4:00pm


Program Cost

  • Total Credit Hours: 10
  • Estimated Program Cost: $1,599 (books may add to your final cost)


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Earning Potential

Cake Decorator

  • Hourly Pay = $12.97
  • Annual Salary = $26,980+Bonus


  • Hourly Pay = $14.09
  • Annual Salary = $29,310+Bonus

Food Preparation

  • Hourly Pay = $9.73
  • Annual Salary = $20,240+Tip


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Baker
  • Pastry chef


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Caterers
  • Country clubs
  • Cruise ships
  • Delis
  • Grocery stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Schools

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Upcoming Related Events

Monday, August 20, 2018
Hospitality Management Program Starts
Time: 7:30am
Monday, August 20, 2018
GED High School Equivalency Classes
Time: 9:00am

Related Services

Emily's Cafe is a product of our Culinary Arts Program. Our entrees are ordered, created, prepared, and served by our Culinary Arts students.


Emily's Cafe is open to the public Monday,... more »

From our students...

I love my class because its very small so we get more time with the chef and my teacher is an awesome person.

Cara Curwen
Professional Baking Student

From our teachers...

I love when students return and tell me how much they appreciated the program and what they learned.

Kristi Martin