Career Studies Certificate

Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry Career Studies Certificate

When Class times vary depending on the availability of the kitchen.
Average Time to Complete This program can be completed in a one year time period if classes are taken in suggested order.

About the Program

VWCC | Certificate | On-site – The curriculum in the Baking and Pastry certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary to obtain entry-level baker positions. This curriculum  prepares graduates to enter the workforce at differing levels in the following positions: baker, bread baker, cake maker and decorator, dessert maker, personal baker and wholesale baker.

Courses & Requirements

27 credit hours | Course Checklist


Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Virginia Western Community College provides students with a wide array of learning resources with the goal of promoting increased student success through the application of technology, training and services that foster and strengthen effective teaching and learning throughout the college.

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