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 are built into one daily schedule.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations:
Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.
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.
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.