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What will I learn?

Rise to the Challenge! Do you have a passion for food, creative expression with a sense of diligence and discipline? The Culinary Baking and Pastry Program at Laney College prepares you for an entry level baking employment, baker, pastry chef/owner and food industry trend setter or a stepping stone to a four year college. Your experience in our program includes classroom lectures reinforced with lab kitchen production. The Baking and Pastry AS Degree or Certificate of Achievement integrates the techniques and knowledge you need for the industry. The program integrates safety, leadership, math, food science, and operational efficiency.


Cook, Pastry, Cook's assistant, Food sales, Food writer, Food truck owner, Independent business owner, Teacher.


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

• Demonstrate food safety and sanitation practices while using baking and pastry related equipment.

• Apply fundamental baking and pastry techniques and their variations to a wide range of classic and contemporary pastries, breads, cake candy and plated desserts.

• Interpret recipes or formulas, both orally and written, and evaluate products base on ingredients, cost, method, timing, appearance, texture and overall eating quality.

Which department am I in?

Laney College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$9,210.00 per year
USD $307 per unit
Start date

Expected January 2023


Laney College

900 Fallon Street,



94607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completion of High School/Secondary School Diploma transcripts.

For international students

Students must have completed High School/Secondary School Diploma. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test. Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 15; Summer - April 15; Fall - June 15.

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


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