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2023 - 2024 Catalog

Pastry Arts, C.T.S.


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CERTIFICATE OF TECHNICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Pastry Arts Certificate of Technical Studies serves students seeking occupations in hotels, restaurants, pastry shops, in-store and individually owned bakeries. The program is designed to provide trained personnel for entry-level positions in the baking/pastry industry.

Students are eligible for admission to the Pastry Arts CTS if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Score on the ACT, SAT or Delgado College Placement Test sufficient to place the student in the following college courses:
    1. ENGL 101  or ENGL 110  
    2. MATH 098
  3. Complete the application for admission to the Culinary Arts Department process. 

Students not eligible to register for MATH 098 must enroll and pass MATH 092 with a grade of “C” or better before acceptance into the Pastry Arts program.

The College offers Certificate programs in Culinary Arts: Line Cook, Culinary Management, and an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts.  Learn more about these programs:

Culinary Management, C.T.S.  
Culinary Arts: Line Cook, C.T.S.  
Culinary Arts, A.A.S.  

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Pastry Arts Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills necessary to prepare breads, sweets, confections, cakes, and desserts for various culinary operations, including restaurants, catering firms, hotels, and wholesale and resale bakeries (SLO #1)
  • Use kitchen mathematics (SLO #2)
  • Apply knowledge of safety and sanitation in a kitchen/classroom environment (SLO #3)
  • Use personal and professional ethics and interpersonal skills expected in the workplace (SLO #4)
  • Identify procedures relating to purchasing and menu management (SLO #5)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 23


NOTE:


See Graduation Requirements .

Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate program should contact that receiving institution for determination of course transferability. A listing of Delgado courses can be found by following this link: Transfer List 

Suggested Sequence


Total: 8 credit hours


Total: 9 credit hours


Third Semester (Summer Session)


Total: 4 credit hours


Fourth Semester


Total: 2 credit hours


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 23


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