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2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Associate of General Studies using Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate


Schoolcraft program code #AGS.00042

This curriculum prepares students in quality baking and pastry preparation. The two core courses start with the fundamental skills and build gradually to the more advanced and refined skills. Topics covered include professionalism, safety and sanitation, dietetic baking, baking processes and techniques, pies, tarts, contemporary tortes, French pastry, cold and frozen desserts, chocolates, cake decoration, breads, cookies and many other related nutritional desserts.

This program contains some courses restricted to students officially admitted to the Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate. Any student wishing to pursue an associate degree can apply all 35 credits from the Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate toward an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree. Depending on the desired career path, discuss other options for an associate degree with an academic advisor.

The Culinary Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate program requires students to complete a specific list of requirements before being officially admitted into the program.  Students are listed in a pre-program code while the application requirements are being met.  The full program start date and implementation of the program code may be dependent on space availability.  Requirements are listed online at https://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/apply-to-sc/students-with-selective-admission/. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


Admission Prerequisite


These courses are pre-program requirements and not included in program totals.

Total Credits: 4


First Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 20

Winter Semester


Total Credits: 15

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • English Communication  - Select first General Education English Communication course Credits: 3 **
  • Humanities  - Select General Education Humanities course Credits: 3 **
  • Mathematics  - Select General Education Mathematics course Credits: 3 **
  • Natural Science  - Select General Education Science course Credits: 4 **
  • Social Science  - Select General Education Social Science course Credits: 3 **
Total Credits: 16

Winter Semester


  • English Communication  - Select second General Education English Communication course Credits: 3 **
  • Humanities  - Select General Education Humanities course Credits: 1 **
  • Natural Science  - Select General Education Science course Credits: 3 **
  • Social Science  - Select General Education Social Science course Credits: 3 **
Total Credits: 10

Program Total: 61 Credits


* If student provides documentation of current ServSafe certification, CUL 102  is not required. This course is also open to any Schoolcraft student.

**Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.