What will I learn?

The Baking and Pastry Arts program prepares students for careers in the visitor and hospitality industries that are vital to the San Antonio and south Texas economy. The industry has grown handsomely in the recent past and is currently the city's second largest industry. Approximately 8 million people visit San Antonio per year, and the tourism industry has an estimated $4 billion impact on the city's economy.

What will I learn?

The program prepares graduates to work in restaurants, hotels, commercial bakeries, grocery store bakery departments, catering establishments or banquet halls.

What can I do with this course of study?

Pursue a career as a Pastry Baker, Artisan Bread Maker, Chocolatier, Confectioner, Cake Decorator, or Bakery Manager.

What's special about the program?

This program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission as exemplary for seven (7) years not to exceed June 30, 2022. Our exemplary status program allows graduates to attain Certified Pastry Culinarian status from the American Culinary Federation.

This program is recognized as an Exemplary Workforce Education Program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Which department am I in?

Alamo Colleges District

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$11,184.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

St. Philip's College - Southwest Campus

800 Quintana Road,

SAN ANTONIO,

Texas,

78211, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$11,184.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

St. Philip's College - MLK Campus

1801 Martin Luther King Drive,

SAN ANTONIO,

Texas,

78203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have graduated from high school; Students who have passed the General Education Development/High School Equivalency test; Students who have completed the curriculum outlined for their home school diploma

For international students

Students are required to complete high school graduation equivalent to US qualification.

IELTS Score: 5.5; TOEFL score: 500 for Paper-Based Test; 173 for Computer-Based Test; 61 for Internet-Based Test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Alamo Colleges District

Alamo Colleges District is a network of five colleges in the Greater San Antonio area which aims to help students build their futures.

  • Network of colleges based in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Diverse student population.
  • Numerous sites across all areas of city.
  • 300+ two-year degree programs.

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