Technical Certificate

Three core courses (Culinary Career Essentials) develop a sound foundation of kitchen basics in professional baking and pastry arts. Two additional courses concentrate on baking principles and techniques used in bakeries and food service establishments.

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Program Outline

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals

Applies sanitary, safety, and legal principles to practices in the food service industry. Successful completion of the course enables students to take a national sanitation certification examination.

1031612500 Food Theory

Food science principles applied to professional culinary food preparation. Units include professional kitchen operation, recipe terminology, and cooking techniques for various food categories.

1031612600 Food Production Principles

Provides practical experience applying food science principles in food preparation, analysis, and evaluation of preparation techniques. Prerequisites: 1031612500 Food Theory (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1031612100 Sanitation and Safety Fundamentals (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1031615200 Professional Baking

Introduces modern bakeshop principles used to produce quick and yeast breads, restaurant style desserts, and pastries. Products are evaluated for practicality, flavor, presentation, and correct techniques. Prerequisite: 1031612600 Food Production Principles (C or better).

1031615300 Advanced Baking

Application and refinement of basic baking knowledge and techniques gained in Professional Baking. Units include rolled-in dough, specialty breads, European-style desserts, petit fours, and decorative work. Prerequisite: 1031615200 Professional Baking (C or better).


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus

Term Start Dates

Spring 2023: January 9 Summer 2023: May 8 Fall 2023: September 5

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Apply safety and sanitation codes to conditions and operations in food service kitchens.
  • Prepare recipes and formulas to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate attributes of a culinary professional.

Your Potential Careers

  • Baker

Median Annual Salary

$30,000 $29,131 $28,993
Local State National

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