Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Baking and Pastry Arts

Hospitality Arts

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

319-848-8770

www.kirkwood.edu/hospitality

Entry time
Fall or Spring

Award
Diploma
1 year (2 terms)

Industry credential earned: National Restaurant Association's Food Protection Manager Certificate

Get creative with a Bakery diploma. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level bakery employment. Students prepare for their careers through practical experience in preparation of baked goods for The Class Act Restaurant and conference center at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Classes are taught in the learning laboratory at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Some of the food you make will be served to the guests at The Hotel. Students are required to purchase professional uniforms and tools, to use when in labs or in the bakery.

Career opportunities: bakery worker; baker; cake decorator; pastry chef; baker's assistant.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

HCM-117

Bakery Basics

3

HCM-125

Basic Cake Decorating

1

HCM-100

Sanitation and Safety

2

HCM-126

Science of Baking

2

HCM-260

Hospitality Math

3

HCM-122

International Breads

3

HCM-123

International Pastries

3

HCM-190

Bakery Essentials

1

 

 

18

Term 2

HCM-295

Professional Production

4

HCM-256

Cost Control and Merchandising

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

COM-723

Workplace Communication OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

HCM-127

Advanced Cake Decorating

1

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Bakery electives

4

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

36

Bakery Electives

HCM-231

Nutrition

2

HCM-268

Baking for Dietary Restrictions

2

MGT-300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

BUS-102

Introduction to Business

3

HCM-289

Wedding Cake Decorating

2

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