If you love to bake and dream of building a career out of your passion, the CIA’s Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Baking and Pastry Arts degree program is for you. In just 21 months, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in this thriving industry.
You’ll complete your degree in our student-staffed Apple Pie Bakery Café, learning firsthand how to run a successful bakery café operation from both the front and back of the house. You’ll also prepare the breads, plated desserts, chocolates, and confections for one of our on-campus fine-dining restaurants.
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If you dream of opening your own bustling bakery or stylish café, creating and styling spectacular cakes, or preparing hundreds of desserts for an elegant catered affair, a career in pastry is for you. As a pastry chef, you’ll make the chocolates, confections, pastries, and plated desserts that delight customers. With jobs as varied as pastry cook, pastry chef, executive pastry chef, chocolatier, and boulanger, opportunities abound in places like hotels, restaurants, resorts, bistros, bakeries, and private clubs. Pastry chefs must be both artistic and detail-oriented while working in a fast-paced environment.
See our extensive list of alumni working in the industry.
How to Apply
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—approximately 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.