Professional Baker

Our Professional Baker program trains students in the fundamentals of professional baking. Students will have hands-on training learning to bake a wide assortment of desserts, as well as basic decorating techniques.

Students who complete the program will have the opportunity to work in an innovative, artistic, and sweet field. Jobs are available at specialty bake shops, supermarkets, discount chains, delicatessens and more! 

The Professional Baker program costs approximately $1,627          Entry-level salary for bakers starts at $21,788/yr ($10.47/hr)          The Professional Baker program takes 3 months to complete

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Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transferring for Professional Baker and other Creative Arts and Design programs with our CAD Road Map

2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 11/11/2019 M–Th 12:00pm–4:00pm Closed
11/4/2019 2/13/2020 M–Th 12:00pm–4:00pm Closed
2/5/2020 5/6/2020 M–Th 12:00pm–4:00pm Closed
4/27/2020 7/16/2020 M–Th 12:00pm–4:00pm Delayed Start


2020–2021 Program Dates


Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/17/2020 10/22/2020 M–Th 12:00pm–5:00pm Open
11/2/2020 2/1/2021 M–Th 12:00pm–5:00pm Open
2/8/2021 4/22/2021 M–Th 12:00pm–5:00pm Open
4/26/2021 7/5/2021 M–Th 12:00pm–5:00pm Open


Program Cost

  • Total Credit Hours: 10
  • Estimated In-State Tuition Cost: $1,627 (books may add to your final cost)


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Baker 24% 10.47/hr ($21,788/yr)


14.04/hr ($29,202/yr)

15.82/hr ($32,909/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Trades Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Creative Arts Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Health Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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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