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Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry is designed by industry experts to help students learn culinary foundations for successful careers in the food service, hospitality, and tourism industry.
Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.
You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check our transfer evaluation tool to save time and money when transferring to our Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry.
Projected for various in-demand jobs within the food services sector by 2030!
Predicted for various food services occupations.
Predicted for job vacancies within the food services industry between 2021 to 2030!
With our 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry, students learn modern baking and cooking skills employers seek within the workforce. Our degree ensures students:
Intrigued by the idea of making or growing a career in the ever-expanding food service industry? Blue Ridge CTC’s Baking and Pastry Associate Degree Program equips students with professional baking techniques to seek career opportunities within the food, hospitality, and tourism industry!
Throughout this industry-driven program, students learn about modern cooking skills, sanitation, nutrition standards, product efficiency, food costing, sense of urgency, culinary artistry, and much more.
Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies!
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During our Baking and Pastry program, students gain hands-on instruction in a well-equipped culinary kitchen while working with culinary experts. Instruction includes the essentials of cooking, baking, and other culinary aspects.
Students learn core concepts in baking and pastry during the program, such as a culinary food service overview, culinary nutrition, bread fundamentals, food origins, and much more. The curriculum helps to:
Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.
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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.
Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:
Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.
Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.
Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.
Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.
We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.
Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!
We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.
We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.
We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.
We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:
Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.
Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.
With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.
Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.
As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.
Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.
Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.
The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.
We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating
We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.
We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.
We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.
Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.
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An Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for a career in the food services industry.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college can save time and money by earning this degree.
After earning a Baking and Pastry Degree, students are qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy. The program incorporates real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to start or expand in a career.
To choose a suitable Baking and Pastry A.A.S. program, students must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided.
Students who need additional insight into career options should request a career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.
Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.