Baking and Pastry Arts

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    New for Fall 2019: Apply for Baking and Pastry

    Choose to specialize in Baking and Pastry as an entering student in our accelerated, 16-month (four-semester) Baking and Pastry program, nationally recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation.

    You will take classes on the culinary campus for 12 months (three semesters: fall, spring, and summer), and you will spend your final semester at a paid baking externship.

    Introductory, intermediate, and advanced pastry techniques will be taught in classes led by world-class, certified executive pastry chefs. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of culinary theory, including sanitation management, knife skills, purchasing, nutrition, and more.

    You’ll earn a Certificate in Baking and Pastry (and the option to transfer up to 38 credits toward a BS degree at IUP in Hospitality, Nutrition, or Family and Consumer Science Education).

    Baking and pastry professionals with advanced skills are in high demand

    Receiving your Baking and Pastry certificate will prepare you for a pastry position in the finest kitchens.

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