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Baking and Pastry Program

About the Program

This program is designed for people interested in career advancement and employment within the hotel and restaurant industry. The program combines theory and practical application of skills and abilities to meet the needs of employers.


Culinary Arts Professional Baking /Pastry

Certificate of Achievement or Associates of Art Degree

Program Highlights

This program offers students educational and practical experience. Partnerships with industry leaders offer excellent connections to local businesses and employment opportunities for students. The work experience component of the program provides resume-building experience. The program takes a hands-on approach as students work in an actual production kitchen and operate the Cerritos College Café.

Professional Baking/Pastry

First Semester:

Course number:
Course name:
Course number: CA 101
Course name: Safety and Sanitation
Units: 1
Course number: CA 120
Course name: Intro. To hospitality
Units: 3
Course number: CA 180
Course name: Baking & Pastry I
Units: 4


Second semester:

Course number:
Course name:
Course number: CA 181
Course name: Baking & Pastry II
Units: 5
Course number: CA 260
Course name: Purchasing
Units: 3


Third Semester:

Course number:
Course name:
Course number: CA 182
Course name: Baking & Pastry III
Units: 5
Course number: CA 55
Course name: Beverage & Spirits
Units: 1



Total Involvement

Your goal is to obtain a well-balanced education that will lead to immediate employment and provide a pathway to a successful career in the restaurant industry. This requires total involvement on your part and total commitment on the part of Cerritos College.

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Last Update: 7/15/2019