Pastry Arts

Pastry Arts

Get the Skills to Begin Your Pastry Arts Career in as few as 12 Months

Pastry Arts is one of the few professions and career choices that combine passion, creativity and business with delicious works of art. Today's talented pastry chefs and bakers have a variety of rewarding career opportunities. Many pastry arts professionals find themselves working in fine restaurants, hotels, specialty bakeries and country clubs. A bakery manager and baker's assistant might find additional employment opportunities with baked goods manufacturers or in grocery store bakery departments.

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Fast Facts

  • Blended Program – Lecture online, Labs on campus
  • Students earn a Diploma in as few as 12 Months
  • In February 2015 the Pastry Arts program was awarded the ACF's Exemplary Status. The Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).
  • Classes taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.

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Graduates of the Pastry Arts program are eligible to receive certification as a Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPCC) through the American Culinary Federation (ACF) as long as they are a member of ACF prior to graduation.

Students have the opportunity to earn their ServSafe Sanitation Certification.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date:August 12, 2024

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, labs, activities, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems

Is a Career in the Culinary Arts Right for You?

Take the "YTI Culinary Arts Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you'll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you're best suited for.
Get your Culinary Arts Career Training Readiness score now!

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ACF Exemplary Status

In February 2015 the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management program was awarded the ACF's Exemplary Status. The Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.

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Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

Financial Aid

Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Career Services

Outcome & Success

Per ACFEF requirements, the outcomes and success data for the Pastry Arts Program are as follows:

Student Graduation Rates
2018 - 69%
2017 - 63%

Job Placement Rates
2018 - 78%
2017 - 89%

*Graduation and Job Placement rates are as reported on the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) annual reports submitted in October 2017 and October 2018

Entry Level ACF Certification by graduation
2018 - 0%
2017 - 0%