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Baking and Pastry - Certificate

If you have a passion for baking, this certificate would be a great fit for you. Completers will be prepared for employment in the baking industry through training and practical experience in dough, pastries, custard, dessert sauces and chocolate. Completers will possess a working knowledge of baking vocabulary, food sanitation and the ability to work as members of a team. All credits from this certificate may be applied toward the Culinary Specialist technical diploma.

Program Code: 903161
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Area of Study: Business, Hospitality

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Offered At:


  • Day
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 9

Certificate Outcomes

  • Apply the basic food science principles to baking.
  • Prepare a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, breads and decorative baked goods.
  • Prepare a variety of laminated doughs, restaurant style desserts, plate presentations, and dessert sauces.
  • Apply principles of sanitation, safety, and personal hygiene.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • Registration will be given to Culinary Specialist students for these courses.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.