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Contact the Pensacola State College Culinary and Hospitality Management Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

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For program inquiries contact PSC Admissions
phone: (850)484-2544



The Advanced Technical Certificate in Baking and Pastry is designed for the student who has earned an Associate in Science degree in Culinary Management and has an interest in increasing his or her knowledge in confectionary artistry. The Advanced Technical Certificate in Baking and Pastry is a 15 credit hour program.


People who enter the culinary profession enjoy practical, hands-on activities and are creative and comfortable with decision making and problem-solving. They are skilled in interpersonal relations and coordinating the work and activities of others. Good communication skills are important. Near vision and arm-hand steadiness are essential.


Primary Employers

Graduates from the Culinary Arts program will provide food services within a large variety of industries including restaurants and other retail eating and drinking establishments, and institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. Other employers include grocery stores, hotels, and private catering services.


Culinary Arts

Involves the production of food, and the management of food production and services. A wide range of opportunities exists for culinary artists with experience and formal training as cooks, chefs, maitre d’s, managers, and health inspectors, in restaurants, schools, supermarket delis and bakeries, health care facilities, and government agencies. Employment opportunities are also found in the sale of food supplies and services, and in catering, food design, and edible product development.

Other Occupations

  • Baker
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Line Cook
  • Prep, Lead, or Pantry Cook
  • Sous Chef


Advanced Technical Certificate in Baking & Pastry Arts Graduation Rate (%) Job Placement Rate (%) ACF Certification Rate (%)
2020 – 2021 44% 75% 50%
2021 – 2022 100% 66% 33%

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