Pastry Chef Assistant Certificate

Career Certificate

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With smaller class sizes, a student-managed restaurant and strong community partnerships, get ahead in your career in as little as a year with your pastry chef assistant certificate. The expertise you develop in this program gives you field-specific skills, including:

  • professionalism and teamwork
  • baking techniques and procedures
  • flavor profiles
  • functions of ingredients
  • reading recipes and creating desserts/plates

Whether you want to work in a cafe, restaurant or hotel, these courses prepare you for your future in baking and pastry. This certificate builds on the baking and pastry assistant certificate and provides students with advanced level baking and pastry skills. Give attention to recipe costs while making European torte, chocolate work and frozen desserts in our student-managed restaurant, Prairie at Brae Loch.

What can you do with a Pastry Chef Assistant Certificate?

With a pastry chef assistant certificate, you can begin or advance your career. If you’re just starting out, begin in an entry-level role, then advance from lead to possibly chef or manager.

Many of our students have become supervisors and managers within a short time after graduation.

Start right away with your certificate in roles such as:

  • baker
  • pastry cook
  • assistant baker

With additional education or experience, you can become:

  • assistant pastry chef
  • bakery manager
  • food stylist


  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Prairie at Brae Loch

    Gain hands-on learning at this student-managed restaurant.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.

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Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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