11-credit Technical Certificate

Develop basic skills in baking and pastry to join the $15 billion-a-year industry. Learn to apply the scientific concepts and techniques of baking, along with basic baking principles. Explore cake production and the art of decorating; breads and rolls, including artisan-style breads; confections, such as chocolates, candies and truffles; and pastries. Learn how to safely handle food and equipment, and develop an understanding of basic nutrition concepts involved in a daily personal diet.

Some credits earned in Baking/Pastry may be applied toward degree and diploma programs within WCTC’s School of Business.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 314-120 Science of Baking Principles2  
 314-121 Breads and Rolls1  
 314-122 Principles of Baking1  
 316-110 Applied Food Service Sanitatn1 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 314-123 Cake Production and Decorating2  
 314-124 Pastry, Specialty Plated Dsrt1  
 314-125 Confections1  
 316-115 Culinary Nutrition2  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.