Baking & Pastry Arts

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Baking & Pastry Arts

Learning By Doing, A Recipe For Success.

Baking is an art to enjoy with all the senses. Combine your natural talents with hands-on experience in Kirkwood’s Baking and Pastry Arts program.

Gain incredible skills while creating edible masterpieces in our state-of-the-art bakery lab. You’ll even prepare exquisite desserts for guests at the four-diamond rated Hotel at Kirkwood Center and The Class Act Restaurant.

Learn from passionate instructors and industry professionals.

Program Details

Program Notice

The Baking and Pastry Arts program is no longer admitting students. The program will be closed as of Fall 2022.

Please contact the Hospitality Arts department for more information.

Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year, and there are many specifically for students enrolled in baking & pastry arts and other hospitality programs.

In just one year, you’ll develop technical baking and artistic decorating skills. Plus, you'll learn essential business savvy to succeed in the hospitality industry.

  • Science of Baking
  • International Breads
  • Wedding Cake Decorating
  • Baking for Dietary Restrictions
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Cost Control and Merchandising
  • Sanitation and Safety

Program Costs

Baking & Pastry Arts Diploma 

Program Entry Semester: Fall 2021

Year One

Credits: 18 16 34
Tuition: $3,348 $2,976 $6,324
Fees: $603.15 $249 $852.15
Books: $850 $465 $1,315




Costs provided are estimated and based on in-state tuition rates. Book cost estimates are for new books. Individual expenses may vary. These costs also do not factor in potential financial aid benefits. For a complete view of your specific cost expectation, visit our Cost Estimator Tool.
Included fees: Technology Fee, Lab Course Fee, Ancillary Expenses (Tool Sets, Uniforms, and Miscellaneous)
Current Tuition Rates per Credit Hour: $ 186 In-State; $ 249 Out-of-State; $ 372 International
Updated: 1/5/2021

Program Requirements

To get into the Baking & Pastry Arts program, you must complete the following, in addition to Kirkwood’s steps to become a student:

  • Attend a program conference

Contact Us

Hospitality Arts
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

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