Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Advanced Breads and Pastry

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV BREADS & PASTRY

 Department:    CUL

 Course #:    242

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    15

 CIP:    120501

 EPC:    847

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Advanced baking and pastry skills with an emphasis on developing industry speed, professionalism, and presentation techniques.


Prerequisite: Department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 220

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of classic pastries, macaroons, and petit fours.
  2. Demonstrate advanced industry speed skills and professionalism.
  3. Demonstrate techniques working with specialty flours.
  4. Demonstrate skills in assembling specialty cakes and Gateaux.
  5. Demonstrate skills in frozen dessert preparation and presentation.
  6. Demonstrate advanced skills in plated desserts utilizing modern techniques and materials.
  7. Demonstrate skills in menu development and recipe cost awareness.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Mise en place techniques for the modern bakery.
  2. Industry speed skills.
  3. Sourdough and Artisan breads.
  4. Classic tarts and special pastries.
  5. Classic and modern cake assembly.
  6. Petit Fours, macaroons, and French cookies.
  7. Advanced dessert presentations.
  8. Menu development and cost awareness.