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Hospitality & Tourism

Baking and Pastry Arts

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12th 2024 

Enter a career in the hospitality and tourism field!

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12th 2024 (Click Here for more information)

Program Description:

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 NumberTitleLength
FSS 0090Pastry Cook/Baker300 hours
FSS 0091Pastry Chef/Head Baker300 hours

Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition$1,680
Out of State Tuition$6,720
Books and Supplies$483
Industry Certification-
FL Resident Total$2,328
Out of State Total$7,368

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit to apply.


  • Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe®)

Employment Opportunities

  • Baker ǀ Assistant Baker
  • Commercial Baker
  • 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.

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.



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

Program Info

Program Length:

600 hours ǀ 6 months

Program Offered:

August and January

Delivery Method:

Hybrid  (requires class AND online instructional hours)

Days & Times:

 – Class

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

 – And Online (remote)

  • 13.75 hours / week

*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.

Enroll in our Baking and Pastry Arts program today.

To get started in the Baking and Pastry Arts program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at: [email protected]

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

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