Oct 04, 2022  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Pastry Arts - Assistant Baker, Skill Specific Certificate

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Degree & Certificate Requirements  
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Credit Hours Required: 6

Semester 1

Pastry Arts - Additional Program Information

Program Options
Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science   Pastry Arts  63 Designed for entry into the field of Culinary Arts.
Certificate   Pastry Arts  30 Designed for entry‑level positions or furthering one’s career.
Skill Specific Certificate   Pastry Arts-Assistant Baker  6 Designed for entry‑level positions or furthering one’s career.


Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Scott O’Farrell 586.226.4741 ofarrells@macomb.edu Center Campus
Professor Heather Pusta 586.286.2088 pustah53@macomb.edu Center Campus
Professor Ramon Hollingsworth 586.226.4776 hollingsworthr@macomb.edu Center Campus

Program Description:

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Pastry Arts program prepares students for careers in pastry shops, hotels and restaurants, country clubs, catering facilities, and institutional food services. Students will learn quality and quantity baking and pastry creations in well‑equipped commercial facilities with related work in sanitation, nutrition, food purchasing and storage, and human relations.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Apply the fundamentals of baking science to the preparation of a variety of products.

2. Evaluate advanced decorating techniques, complex preparations of pastry, confections and dessert products.

3. Perform mathematical functions related to foodservice operations.

4. Evaluate styles of leadership in human relations and personnel management.

5. Evaluate organizational structure and basic functions of departments within hospitality and food service establishments.

6. Apply quality standards and regulations governing food products to the purchasing function.

7. Reinforce personal hygiene habits and food handling practices that protects the health of the consumer.


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Pastry Arts program at Macomb is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Upon graduation, students may receive American Culinary Federation Certified Pastry Culinarian status.

Career Opportunities:

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.