Professional Baking and Design Program

The Professional Baking and Design Program provides training for individuals who wish to enter a dynamic segment of the food service industry. Specialty bake shops, supermarkets, discount chains and delicatessens are all expanding into the "hot bakery" field. Students can start this program at anytime.

Why consider Professional Baking?

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Obtain hands-on training, preparing baked goods for Emily Griffith's 12th Street Deli

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Start working as a baker upon completion of program

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Work in an exciting creative food industry

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Flexible work schedule

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100% job placement

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Begin working after 1.5 months of training


What's the average pay for professional baking and culinary arts jobs?

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

What types of companies can I work for?What types of jobs can I choose?

  • Baker 
  • Catering firms 
  • Country clubs 
  • Cruise ships 
  • Delis 
  • Grocery stores 
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels 
  • Nursing homes 
  • Pastry chef
  • Resorts 
  • Restaurants 
  • Schools

Program Details

Program Start Dates:

  • Day Program: August 12, 2013, September 9, 2013, October 7, 2013, November 4, 2013, January 6, 2014, February 5, 2014, March 3, 2014 and April 7, 2014.
  • Eventing Program: Hybrid online classes with monthy start dates.

Class Hours:

  • Day Program: Monday - Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Evening Program: Monday - Thursday; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • Total Contact Hours: 112.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 10.00
  • Estimated Program Cost: $1,225.00 plus books and materials
  • Estimated Time to Complete : day program - 7 weeks; evening program - 20 weeks.
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office: 720-423-4744
Financial Aid Fax: 720-423-4903
Hours: M-W 8am-6pm; TH-F 8am-3pm

Note: Not all programs qualify. Please click on the Cost tab to see if your program qualifies.

Need more information?


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
No Day Classes - Student Services Closed All Day
Time: 12:00am
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Farewell to the Block Party
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Student Workshop: Metric System
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

From our students...

 I saw the lower tuition, the small class sizes and the hands on training.  It keeps my interest and working as a team helps my communication skills too.

Michael Young
Culinary Arts Student