Jun 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pastry Arts - Assistant Baker, Skill Specific Certificate

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:

We Work Hard to Make Transferring Easy!

Macomb Community College is a great place to start if your goal is to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Whether you are already considering a specific transfer destination/program or have not yet decided on a major, Macomb’s Office of Articulation and Transfer provides you with and helps you explore a variety of transfer options.

Transfer Opportunities