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
  • Credits: 67
  • Graduates earn a diploma

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: October 25, 2021

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Delivery of Instruction

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 and laptop

Course Listings

PADE1115 Introduction to Baking and Pastry
PADE1125 Sanitation
GSDE1855 Student Success Seminar
PADE1145 Food Service Math
PADE1215 Classical Pastry
PADE1225 International Breads
PADE1245 Basic Supervision
GSDE1825 Basic Human Relations
PADE1235 Cake Decoration I
PADE1355 Retail Pastry Production
PADE1135 Food and Beverage Management
GSDE1955 Career Development I
PADE1315 Pastry Presentation
PADE1335 Cake Decoration II
GSDE1875 Basic Nutrition
GSDE1952 Career Development II
PA 7310 Externship


Tuition Cost: $21,000
Additional Fees: $3,120

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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