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Baking and Pastry Arts

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 2023 (Click Here for more information)

Few careers are as “sweet” as those of a pastry chef. If you are creative and detail-oriented, McFatter’s Baking and Pastry Arts program is for you. Learn how to create breads, pastries and desserts that look as beautiful as they taste!


Students will learn specific food preparation techniques, as well as how to measure correctly, mix and blend and make visually appealing creations, which are all necessary skills for a pastry chef. Hands-on activities are completed in our state of the art, full production commercial kitchens. Academic activities and sanitation (ServSafe®) are a blend of lectures, videos, demonstrations and online curriculum.


Take the first step toward receiving credit for that meal-ending dessert that wows the crowd!


Course Number

Course Title


FSS 0090

Pastry Cook/Baker

300 hours

FSS 0091

Pastry Chef/Head Baker

300 hours


Program Hours and Schedule

600 hours ǀ 6 months ǀ Hybrid

Online ǀ Monday – Thursday, 2:45pm – 4:30pm & Friday, 2:45pm – 10:00pm

Class ǀ Monday – Thursday, 4:30pm – 10:00pm



*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.



Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe®)


Employment Opportunities

Baker ǀ Assistant Baker ǀ Commercial Baker ǀ Professional Pastry Art Baker


College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.


Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition


Out of State Tuition




Books and Supplies


Industry Certification


FL Resident Total


Out of State Total



*Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.


Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Franzie Williams, Office of Admissions Director
High School • Postsecondary
(754) 321-5732
[email protected]


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.