AOS Degree – Code #0423
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
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.
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, and a uniform package from the Alfred State Campus Bookstore. Uniforms may cost approximately $125-145, depending on the size ordered. All culinary arts: baking production & management students are required to purchase a meal plan. First semester textbooks cost approximately $500 and approximately $100 each succeeding semester.
In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.
Applicants in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program must meet the following physical requirements:
CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
Students may earn sanitation certification from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association as part of the program.