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Pastry Arts

Why Choose the Pastry Arts Program?

Pastry Arts entails creativity in manufacturing a product that fulfills a basic need: to eat. Students train for careers as bakers, pastry chefs and more, as the hospitality field includes many job opportunities. 

In our program, students have the flexibility to explore areas in baking and pastry that they individually want to learn more about, parallel to the foundation that we expect them to build in our program. Students explore a world canvas with diversity of cultures, styles and resources, and gain real-world experience baking products for CPTC's Bon Sucre Bistro.

And for students who may choose not to pursue a long-term career in pastry or culinary arts, the program provides a positive impact that continues for the rest of their lives through their improved skills and menu for both themselves and their loved ones.

Get the hands-on training you need for a career in pastry arts.

How Long It Takes:

Pastry Arts AAT Degree: 6 quarters

Pastry Arts Advanced Certificate: 3 quarters

Pastry Arts Basic Certificate: 3 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Baker/Pastry Chef

Baker/Pastry Chef Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Career Pathway

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Meet Your Instructors

Dean Massey 

Bldg 31, Rm 100

Shelley Newman 

Experience: 30 years of industry experience in hospitality, hotel, B&B, restaurant, and bakery. 

Education: Clover Park Technical College - Pastry Arts Degree

Bldg 23, Rm 103

Pastry Arts Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.


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