Develop Some Sweet Skills!

Three students in baking smocks and hats squeeze pastry bags to create frosting roses.
Students plan and prepare baked goods: breads, pizza, rolls, cakes, cookies and pastries. Students use culinary equipment and learn proper food handling procedures. This course includes merchandising, customer relations, and the opportunity to operate a retail bakery. The baking program is completed in one year.

Units of Study

Orientation and Shop Safety, plus:

  • Food Safety and Sanitation/ Receiving/ Storing
  • Science of Gluten
  • Food Service Tools and Equipment
  • Knife Cuts
  • Cookies
  • Weights/ Measurements/ Baking Math
  • Identification and Preparation of Ingredients
  • Cakes/ Icings/ Decoration
  • Yeast Breads/ Pizza
  • Productivity and Quality
  • Merchandising of Products
  • Pies/Pastries/ Fruit 
  • Fillings/Custards
  • Laminated/ Sweet Dough
  • Quick Breads/ Donuts
  • Dessert Plating
  • Portfolios

College Credits

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements: 
Alfred State College
Niagara County Community College
Sullivan University

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

ServeSafe Food Handler Certification

Career Opportunities

Professional Outlook

Job Projections: 6 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
Median U.S. Salary: $27,700 per year (in 2019).

Education Requirements: Bakers typically learn their skills through an apprenticeship program, by attending a technical or culinary school, or long-term on-the-job training. 


Tom Noto

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
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Program Overview - PDF

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