Culinary Arts: Baking, Production & Management
AOS Degree – Code #0423
Brian Decker, Program Coordinator
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To meet the demand for skilled bakers, the program incorporates 1,350 hours of hands-on production experience, of which approximately 80 percent is concentrated in bakery training. The classroom includes detailed instruction in methods, ingredients, measurements, controls, equipment, and merchandising. The production for breakfast, lunch, and dinner requirements is built into one daily schedule.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Interpret and comply with prevailing food safety regulations.
Create products from complex formulas.
Successfully vie for employment or continuing education in the food service industry.
Competently utilize typical bakery equipment.
Establish product and plate cost for bakery menu items.
Employ fundamentals in the layout and design of a bakery operation.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The department requires that all students obtain an approved job in the baking industry for a minimum of 320 hours of employment during the summer between the first and second years of the program. This is to enhance skill development and improve career advancement after graduation.
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State culinary arts: baking, production and management graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
Grocery store baker
Commercial baker and management
Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 63 percent are employed; 37 percent transferred to continue their education.
In addition to the regular college expenses, the student must purchase decorating tips, a probe thermometer, calculator, uniform package, and uniform laundry service from the Alfred State Campus Store. Uniforms may cost approximately $360-460, depending on the size ordered. The uniform laundry service is approximately $80 per semester. All culinary arts: baking, production & management students must pay for one meal each day they are in lab; using a meal swipe or paying with cash. If not, they will not be allowed in lab and will receive a zero for that session.It is recommended commuter students purchase a meal plan; however, they may pay in cash for one meal each day, if they prefer. First semester textbooks cost approximately $500 and approximately $100 each succeeding semester.
Applicants in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program must meet the following physical requirements:
Perform lab functions while standing on their feet for extended periods of time (up to five hours) daily.
Be proficient in reading (for guest checks, recipes, and instructional manuals) and mathematics (for recipe conversion, cost control, and calculations associated with food production and service).
Write with sufficient clarity for communication with faculty, kitchen personnel, and guests.
Lift 40 pounds from floor to eye level.
Orally communicate with people six to 10 feet away.
Visually identify degree of product doneness.
Walk on a slippery floor while carrying 40 pounds with caution and safety.
Handle kitchen equipment, including knives, with dexterity and safety.
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
Students may earn sanitation certification from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association as part of the program.
Culinary Arts: Baking, Production & Management - AOS Degree
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
Sanitation & Food Safety
Intro. to Baking
Foods, Ingredients & Products
Quantity Baking Lab Unit I
Fund. of Nutrition
Hospitality Cost Control
Quantity Baking Lab Unit II
Furnishing & Equip.
Hospitality Personnel Relations I
Quantity Baking Lab Unit III
Hospitality Personnel Relations II
Quantity Baking Lab Unit IV
Facilities Planning & Energy Conservation
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average. Note: students must pass 1578 before taking 2489, pass 2478 before taking 3489, and pass 3489 before taking 4488.