BPA Certificates

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Baking and Pastry Arts Certificates  (C55130) (Spring 2014 start date)
Certificates earned in the Baking & Pastry Arts Program (A55130) are awarded by the College upon successful completion of the program and can be applied toward the Baking & Pastry Arts Degree Program.


Admissions

  • Complete a CPCC Admissions Form
  • Submit an official high school diploma as well as college transcripts to the Admission/Records Center.
  • Take placement tests in English, Reading, and Arithmetic.
  • All needed developmental studies courses must be completed prior to beginning CUL, HRM, and BPA prefix courses.
  • Make an appointment to see an academic advisor.
  • Make an appointment to see the Baking & Pastry Arts Program Chair, Geoff Blount, 704.330.4638.
  • Complete a Baking and Pastry Arts Application.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites.  Check the Course Descriptions section for details.
  • Students must have a CUL, HRM, or BPA program code.


Notes

  • Students entering this program should take the courses in bold print first.
  • Progression in this program is dependent upon a score of “C” or better in all courses with CUL, HRM, and BPA prefixes.
  • All CUL and BPA lab classes require student accident medical insurance.
  • In the Baking and Pastry Arts program, there are more applications for admittance than space available.  Criteria for admission include scores on standardized tests, interview, past academic performance, and experience in the field of interest.


Contact Information – The Baking and Pastry Arts program is in the Hospitality Education Division.  For more information, call 704.330.4638.


Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate with a Specialization in Cake Artistry  (C55130-C1)
(Spring 2014 start date)

This certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a baking professional, cake decorator, or those with some baking experience who want to further their knowledge in this specialized area.  This certificate emphasizes on American and European cake construction and artistry.

Major and Related Course Requirements

Class Lab Credits
CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety 2 0 2
CUL 111 Success in Hospitality Studies 1 0 1
CUL 160 Baking I 1 4 3
BPA 130 European Cakes & Tortes 1 4 3
BPA 210 Cake Design & Decorating 1 4 3
Total Credit Hours 12



Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate with a Specialization in Dessert Artistry  (C55130-C2)
This certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a pastry professional, a la carte pastry cook, or those with some baking experience who want to further their knowledge in this specialized area.  This certificate emphasizes techniques used in a la carte dessert production.

Major and Related Course Requirements

Class Lab Credits
CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety 2 0 2
CUL 111 Success in Hospitality Studies 1 0 1
CUL 160 Baking I 1 4 3
BPA 165 Hot and Cold Desserts 1 4 3
BPA 240 Plated Desserts 1 4 3
Total Credit Hours 12



Baking & Pastry Arts Certificate with a Specialization in Chocolate and Sugar Artistry  (C55130-C3)
This certificate is designed to prepare students who would like to be employed as a Candy Professional, Chocolatier, Confectioner, or those with some baking experience who want to further their knowledge in this specialized area.  This certificate emphasizes on techniques used in Confectionary and Chocolate production.


Major and Related Course Requirements

Class Lab Credits
CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety 2 0 2
CUL 111 Success in Hospitality Studies 1 0 1
CUL 160 Baking I 1 4 3
BPA 220 Confection Artistry 1 6 4
BPA 230 Chocolate Artistry 1 4 3
BPA 230A Chocolate Artistry Lab 0 2 1
Total Credit Hours 14