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We Understand the Artistry of Baking

Whether you want to own your own shop, work as a pastry chef, or become the world's finest cake decorator, OCI offers the program you need to exceed your goals. From specialized classwork to practicing in our student-operated fine-dining restaurant, we’ll set you up for success before embarking on a professional externship and the career that follows. 

Hear from one of our graduates, Aiza Blinder, on her experience as an OCI sugar baker.

OUR PROGRAMS

Our programs are designed to fit your desires and scheduling needs. We look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Baking & Pastry - Hospitality Management AOS Degree

64 Weeks

- You have dreams. Running your own kitchen. Maybe owning your own restaurant, food cart or catering business. This is the program for you.

- The AOS program focuses on culinary management, from the fundamentals of preparing good food to running a successful business, and can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the exciting food and hospitality industry.

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Baking & Pastry Diploma

32 Weeks (Weekdays)
48 Weeks (Weekends)

- A shorter program designed to get students out and into the workforce quickly.

- The program focuses on the development of fundamental cooking skills and techniques and is designed to prepare students for working in a variety of industry settings.

- We conveniently offer our Baking and Pastry diploma program on both weekday and weekend tracts, providing the flexibility needed to fit your schedule. In as little as 32 weeks, you can be well on your way toward a real culinary career.

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Baking & Pastry - Hospitality Management AOS Degree - Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Extern Hours Quarter Credits
Major Requirements
BAK101 Baking & Pastry Fundamentals 30 40 5.0
BAK111 Introduction to Baking & Pastry 40 80 8.0
BAK121 Advanced Baking 40 80 8.0
BAK131 Intermediate Pastry Arts 40 80 8.0
BAK141 Advanced Pastry Arts 40 80 8.0
BAK198 Baking & Pastry Externship 240 8.0
RMT110 Beverage Service & Mixology 20 2.0
RMT130 Dining Room Essentials 20 2.0
RMT142 Restaurant Service Practical 20 40 4.0
RMT150 Fundamentals of Restaurant Marketing 20 2.0
RMT161 Food & Beverage Systems Management 30 3.0
RMT170 Oenology & Viticulture 20 2.0
RMT220 Labor Costing & Analysis 20 2.0
RMT230 Wine Regions of the World 20 2.0
RMT260 Advanced Restaurant Marketing 20 2.0
RMT270 Restaurant Management Capstone 20 2.0
Total 400 400 240 68.0
General Education Requirements
SOC105 Food in Popular Culture 20 2.0
HUM170 Food Ethics & Social Responsibility 40 4.0
COM131 Workplace Communications 30 3.0
COM151 Communications in Diverse Organizations 40 4.0
ENG115 Introduction to College Writing 20 20 3.0
ENG121 English Composition 20 20 3.0
ENG221 Writing the Research Paper 20 20 3.0
Total 190 60 22.0
Program Total 590 460 240 90.0

Baking & Pastry Diploma - Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Extern Hours Quarter Hours
Major Requirements
BAK101 Baking & Pastry Fundamentals 30 40 5.0
BAK111 Introduction to Baking & Pastry 40 80 8.0
BAK121 Advanced Baking 40 80 8.0
BAK131 Intermediate Pastry Arts 40 80 8.0
BAK141 Advanced Pastry Arts 40 80 8.0
BAK198 Baking & Pastry Externship
240 8.0
HUM170 Food Ethics & Social Responsibility
40 4.0
Program Total 230 360 240 49.0