Professional Baking and Design

 

The Professional Baking and Design Program trains students in the fundamentals of professional baking and cake decorating.  Students can complete the entire program and receive a certificate in Professional Baking and Design, or can complete certificates in either Professional Baking or 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 baking 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

 

2016-2017 Professional Baking and Design Program Dates

2016-2017 Professional Baker

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 10/3/2016
  • 9/26/2016 – 11/7/2016
  • 10/31/2016 – 12/15/2016
  • 12/8/2016 – 2/6/2017
  • 1/30/2017 – 3/13/2017
  • 03/6/2017 – 4/24/2017
  • 4/17/2017 – 5/25/2017
  • 5/18/2017 – 6/29/2017

 

2016-2017 Cake Decorator

Part-Time (M-Th, 5-9 p.m.)

  • 11/29/2016 – 2/22/2017
  • 2/23/2017 – 5/10/2017
  • 5/11/2017 – 7/20/2017

 

Program Cost

Professional Baker

  • Total Contact Hours: 187.5
  • Total Credit Hours: 10.00
  • Cost per Credit: $95
  • Additional Fees: $365
  • Estimated Program Cost: $1,315 (books may add to your final cost)

 

Cake Decorating

  • Total Contact Hours: 127.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 7.00
  • Cost per Credit: $95
  • Additional Fees: $168
  • Estimated Program Cost: $833 (books may add to your final cost)

 


Courses

Professional Baker

Code Course Credits
CUA 121 Introduction to Food Production Principles and Practices 1.00
CUA 145 Introduction to Baking 4.00
CUA 151 Baking: Intermediate Bread Preparation 3.00
CUA 236 Advanced Baking 2.00

Cake Decorator

Code Course Credits
CUA 160 Cake Decorating 5.00
CUA 161 Advanced Cake Decorating - Wedding Cakes 2.00

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Earning Potential

Cake Decorator

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

Baker

  • 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

Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
EGTC Career Fair 2017!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fundraiser for Kneaded Dough
Time: 4:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017
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Time: 11:15am

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.

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Emily's Catering is a partnership with SAVA Catering at the EGTC Main Campus located at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver. Our selections are prepared by interns and graduates of our Culinary Arts Program.

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