Have you had a desire to run your own bakery or café as far back as you can remember? Or to design spectacular cakes or prepare desserts for elegant catered affairs? The CIA Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts degree program is where you can make these dreams happen! In less than two years, you’ll be well on your way to a successful career in this creative profession thanks to the best hands-on learning experience with our expert, industry-proven faculty.
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The 66-credit Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Baking and Pastry Arts degree program includes:
You will get a hands-on experiential foundation in the baking and pastry arts, including specialty breads, confectionery art, production desserts, design, advanced baking principles, menus, and café savory foods.
As part of your degree program, you’ll get real-world experience during a semester-long internship at one of more than 2,000 CIA-approved businesses, as well as in the kitchens and dining rooms of the CIA’s award-winning public restaurants.
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The 69-credit Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Baking and Pastry Arts degree program includes:
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The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.
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