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High School

Bakery & Pastry Arts

Program Highlights

Cake Decorating | Learn Cost Measures | Plan Food Purchases | Preparation of Breads Pastries, Gourmet Desserts | Sales Training and Merchandising | Use of Commercial Food Equipment | Use of Spices, Flours, Sugars, & Leavening Agents

Program Description

Students 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. Students work in an on-site bakery with the most modern equipment as they train for a career in the industry.

Teacher Information

Chef Christopher Moore  Chef Christopher Moore
  High School

 Bakery/Pastry Instructor
 Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22244

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.

Bakery & Pastry Arts student mixing batter
Three Bakery & Pastry Arts students posing for a photo
LCJVS student checking paying for lunch.
LCJVS student creating dessert trays

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

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

American Culinary Association
National Restaurant Association

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

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.


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.