The Baking Arts program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Baking Arts and Certificates of Completion that can be completed in two or three quarters. LWTech students enrolled in the program will have a fun and rich experience for learning and growing baking and entrepreneurship skills to prepare them for the culinary industry.
The Baking Arts AAS degree prepares graduates for employment opportunities in a professional pastry kitchen, bakeshop, or business with professional product lines. Students develop academic knowledge and occupational skills that are required for getting a job in the industry, career advancement and retention.
When students enroll in the Baking Arts program, they will:
The program is certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Upon graduation, students will be eligible to receive their initial ACF certifications. This includes a certification as a Certified Pastry Culinarian® (CPC®) in baking arts. Students will also get a valid Washington State Health Card. They will test for their Nationally recognized Serve Safe Certificate. required by many Puget Sound employers.
After completion of their AAS degree or certificates at LWTech, graduates will be prepared for employment in a variety of food service settings. Past LWTech graduates work at leading local and national businesses. These include Compass Group, Blazing Bagels, NY Cupcakes, French Bakery, Deru Market, Hoffman’s, Dianne’s Delights, Whole Foods, and many others.
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
The Baking Arts program is accredited through the American Culinary Federation.
Avg. WA State Salary $36,089/yr
People Employed in WA 5,205
Avg. Wage in King County $18.19/hr
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Making Swan Shaped Pâte à Choux
Learn how to make swan shaped Pâte à Choux brought to you by the LWTech Baking Arts program!
• Cake Flour
• Bread Flour
• Unsalted Butter
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Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.