Long Beach City College, Suffolk County Community College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College offer courses in baking. Moraine Park Technical College and Central Piedmont Community College are two other colleges that offer courses in this field.
Long Beach City College offers degrees for professional cooks currently in the food industry. The program provides intensive, hands-on experience and covers safety in the kitchen. Students also learn how to prepare pastries and solve problems in a culinary setting. Long Beach City College awards associate degrees and certificates of achievement in bakery and pastry arts to individuals who satisfy the requirements.
Suffolk County Community College offers a culinary arts curriculum that prepares students to enter the workforce. Students participate in a 200-hour internship program to develop their skills. During their first semester, students take courses on sanitation and baking arts. During their second semester, students take courses on literature and hospitality cost controls.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College offers a training program for individuals who want to enter the food service industry. Instructors teach students how to prepare wedding cakes, scratch cookies and doughnuts. Participants who complete 48 units of core courses receive a certificate of completion.
Moraine Park Technical College’s baking program teaches participants how to mix and handle artisan breads and breakfast pastries. It emphasizes the use of wholesome ingredients for restaurant and hotel operations.
Central Piedmont Community College’s baking and pastry arts program prepares students to work as cake decorators or bakers. The curriculum focuses on European and American cake construction.