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Bakery & Pastry Arts

Bakery & Pastry Arts

Program Highlights
Cake Decorating | Commercial Food Equipment | Contemporary Cuisine Cost Measures | Food Purchases Fundamentals of Food Service | Preparation of Breads Pastries, Gourmet Desserts | Sales Training and Merchandising | Spices, Flours, Sugars, & Leavening Agents

Program Description
Learn the basic techniques of baking and then move into more advanced methods working with marzipan, chocolate, and meringues. The science of baking is included in the course as well as sanitation procedures and safety practices. During your program, you will work in an on-site bakery with modern equipment as you train for a career in the industry!

Career Pathways

  • Assistant Pastry Chef
  • Baker
  • Baker's Helper
  • Pastry Cook

With Additional Training:

  • Bakery Manager
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Corporation Trainer
  • Dietician
  • Pastry Chef
  • Product Developer
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Wedding Cake Designer

Teacher Information

Chef Christopher Moore Chef Christopher Moore
High School
Bakery/Pastry Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22244
[email protected]

Industry Certifications

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Economics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor. 
Program Fees
Bakery/Pastry Arts I
Tool Kits - $118.00
Student Fees - $95.00
Total Cost - $213.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)
Bakery/Pastry Arts II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - $95.00
Total Cost - $95.00 

Competency Profile
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College Credits
Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Bakery & Pastry Arts students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Sullivan University: 20 Credits
Sinclair Community College: 3 Credits
Culinary Institute of America: 6 Credits
Hocking College: 16 Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

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Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.

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