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Pastry Arts

Pastry Arts

In this program, you will be introduced to the “back of the house” as you gain experience in culinary operations, including safe food handling, food cost estimates and managerial techniques. You will learn how baked goods are produced, how to make a centerpiece out of chocolate, and old world bread-making techniques. You will practice on cakes, pies, cookies, candies, flans, tarts and tortes, as you perfect the techniques that will impress and delight your future customers.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Pastry Arts

  1. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available, including ones specifically for culinary students
  2. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Pastry Arts Courses at Macomb

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Sanitation
  • Cost Control
  • Production Baking
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Culinary Skills Development
  • Supervision
  • Purchasing
  • Pastry Arts
  • Chocolate Creations
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Centerpieces
  • Plated Desserts
  • Artisan and Special Breads

Career Opportunities in Pastry Arts

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Pastry Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC), 180 Center Place Way St., Augustine, FL 32095, 800.624.9458.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Pastry Arts program?

For more information about the Pasty Arts Program at Macomb, contact the Pastry Arts Program advisors:

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