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Baking and Pastry Arts

NEXT CLASS BEGINS  January 2021 (Click Here for more information)

McFatter Technical College’s Baking and Pastry Arts program prepares students to work with bakery and dessert goods including fruit, nuts, and various types of dough.  The program includes advanced baking techniques, dessert preparation, confectionary techniques, and display and centerpiece creation. The Baking and Pastry Arts program focuses on preparation for employment as pastry chef in the food service industry.  This program offers a sequence of courses in preparation, presentation and serving a wide variety of baked, pastry, and dessert goods.  Leadership, communication, and employability skills as well as safe/efficient work practices are also covered.  Baking and Pastry Arts is a blended class, with portions on-line and portions on campus.  Hands-on activities are completed in the lab on campus.  Academic activities are a blend of lectures, videos, demonstrations and on-line curriculum. 

Program Information:

FSS0090 Pastry Cook/Baker 300 Hours
FSS0091 Pastry Chef/Head Baker 300 Hours


Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption to your program counselor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Hours and Schedule:

600 Hours/6 Months/Hybrid

Full-time:  Monday – Thursday, 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm, ONLINE

Monday – Thursday 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm, CLASS

Friday – ONLINE

Students enrolled in distant and/or hybrid courses should have daily access to a computer with internet and must have a valid e-mail address that they check daily.  Additionally, student should have all necessary hardware and software components required by their technology program or adult education course.

Industry Certification and Licensure:


Employment Opportunities

  • Baker
  • Assistant Baker
  • Commercial Baker
  • Professional Pastry Art Baker


For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition $1,680.00
Out of State Tuition $6,720.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $185.00
Books / Supplies $423.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs Included
Florida Resident Total Cost $2,288.00
Out of State Total Cost $7,328.00

Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools calendar. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Baking & Pastry Arts:


Edwidge Ryan Advisor/ESE Specialist

(754) 321-5822 or [email protected]