Hospitality Management & Tourism/Bakery & Pastry Arts BPAO.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Hospitality Management
Effective as of Fall 2013

What is "Hospitality Management & Tourism/Bakery & Pastry Arts"?

The baking/pastry/confection program at Sinclair Community College prepares its graduates for an exciting career as a pastry chef. Skills learned in a commercial-grade bakery kitchen include proper mixing methods, shaping/sculpting techniques, advanced baking, and the science behind it all. Students will be allowed to showcase their creativity through artisan breads, pastries, chocolate and confection displays, as well as constructing show-stopping wedding cakes. Start today and allow our certified chefs to guide you through graduation and prepare you for an exciting career.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Apply principles of preparation and baking techniques to produce a variety of hot and cold pastry/bakery/confectionery products.
  • Perform mathematical functions related to pastry/baking/confections.
  • Perform sales floor duties using a variety of marketing styles and demonstrate an understanding of quality customer service.
  • Demonstrate the operation of pastry/baking/confection equipment safely and correctly.
  • Apply fundamentals of baking and pastry science to the preparation of products.
  • Pair gourmet coffee and tea with a variety of baked goods.
  • Apply fundamentals of confectionery science to the preparation of products.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from the baking/pastry/confectionery concentration will find employment as a baker, pastry cook, pastry chef, pastry department assistant manager, or bake shop manager.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


  • HMT 1107


Course Title Credits
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
DIT 1108 Nutrition for the Culinary Professional 3
HMT 1102 Kitchen Chemistry 3
HMT 1105 Introduction to the Hospitality & Tourism Industry 2
HMT 1107 Sanitation & Safety 2
HMT 1108 Pastry & Confectionery Basics 4
HMT 1126 Baking I & Restaurant Desserts 2
HMT 2118 Artisan Breads 4
HMT 2128 Cake Production & Decoration 4
HMT 2201 Food Service Equipment, Design & Maintenance 2
HMT 2215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3
HMT 2218 Advanced Pastry Skills 4
HMT 2225 Hospitality & Tourism Supervision 3
HMT 2226 Hospitality Purchasing & Negotiations 3
HMT 2230 Risk & Prevention Management 2
HMT 2292 Culinary Arts Option Cooperative Work Experience 2
MAT 1120 Business Mathematics 3
ENG 1131 OR ENG 1101 3
PSY 1100 OR SOC 1145 3
(ACC 1100 OR ACC 1210) 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.