Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog 
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog

Pastry Arts, Level 1 Certificate

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Sweet! Learn how to build a career of creating delectable delights with Collin College’s Pastry Arts program. Once you complete the Pastry Arts program, you will be qualified for a variety of bakery positions in the food service industry.

A part of the college’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education (IHCE), Collin College’s Pastry Arts program emphasizes a broad selection of hands-on food preparation courses, building on baking and pastry foundation skills that will allow you to be effective in a commercial bakeshop environment. The curriculum is designed by industry experts and taught by experienced pastry professionals, as well as being fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.


Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin College academic advisor. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.


The Culinary Arts Program is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. They may be contacted at:

180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095


Students are required to attend mandatory Pastry Arts Orientation. Please visit the program website (http://www.collin.edu/department/ihce/) for dates and times.

Note: Pastry lab classes require extended periods of time standing in place, lifting heavy weights (up to 60 pounds), reaching, bending, and working around open flames and with cleaning chemicals.

First Year

Total Credit Hours: 24

1. Certification in ServSafe
2. Certification in Food Protection Management

Many courses are offered in eight-week express sessions.

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