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.

Program Details

  • Program offered at: YTI-Lancaster
  • Program length: 12 months
  • Credit Hours: 58
  • Graduates earn a diploma

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: July 19, 2021

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Class Schedule

The Pastry Arts program is offered in a Hybrid instructional delivery format, with didactic instruction occurring online, hands-on labs occurring on campus and final term Externship occurring off campus. Online instruction is primarily asynchronous, with assignments and homework accessible 24 hours a day/seven days per week through the Learning Management System (LMS). Labs are scheduled 2-4 times per week. Students will need to reserve approximately 25-30 hours per week for on-campus labs, online educational activities and study.

Course Listings

PA 1110 Introduction to Baking & Pastry
PA 1120 Sanitation
PA 1130 Food & Beverage Management
GS 1851 Career Development I
GS 1854 Student Success Seminar
PA 1140 Food Service Math
PA 1210 Classical Pastry
PA 1220 International Breads
PA 1230 Cake Decoration I
PA 1240 Basic Supervision
GS 1952 Career Development II
PA 1311 Pastry Presentation
PA 1333 Cake Decoration II
PA 1351 Retail Pastry Production
GS 1822 Basic Human Relations
GS 1871 Basic Nutrition
EX 3000 Externship


Tuition Cost: $21,000
Additional Fees: $3,510

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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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.

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%

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