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Pâtisserie and Baking Associate Degree Program

The Le Cordon Bleu Associate in Pastry and Baking program aims to provide a well-rounded education that includes hands-on training and general education designed to prepare you for a fulfilling next course. Learn the way as you train in foundational skills and precision techniques that are crucial to the industry. Additionally, you’ll work alongside experienced chefs who will demonstrate a wide range of baking and pastry proficiencies that you can then practice and develop throughout your journey at Le Cordon Bleu.

During this program, you’ll not only be able to feed your passion, study techniques and refine your skills, you can discover what you’re made of.

What You Can Do Here

  • Practice and perfect pâtisserie and baking techniques
  • Develop professionalism appropriate to the hospitality industry and college-level reasoning skills
  • Apply basic management principles to the demands of the hospitality business, including hospitality supervision and entrepreneurship
  • Explore international pâtisserie, cake formula and assembly, and centerpiece and cake decoration techniques
  • Learn advanced showpiece and confectionary techniques
  • Receive training in food science, safety, and nutrition
  • Educate your palate to discern various tastes and flavors
  • Become versed in terminology, organization of working kitchens, culinary tools, commercial equipment, and volume food preparation
  • Slice and dice with classical knife cuts
  • Further your abilities with measurements, formulas, and following recipes
  • Create stocks, mother sauces, and soups; cook with vegetables, grains , and egg

Learn the Way

Possible Careers*

  • Pastry Assistant
  • Baker Assistant
  • Baker
  • Assistant Pastry Cook
  • Pastry Cook
  • Bread Baker
  • Cake Decorator
*Upon completion of the program, graduates should have the skills needed to pursue career opportunities in the culinary industry at an entry level. The various titles of “chef” generally apply to more advanced roles in the professional kitchen (for example, Sous Chef, Executive Chef).
Graduates should not expect to become chefs upon graduation but are encouraged to work toward becoming a chef through the course of their careers. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary.
 

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
Dallas Campus - Pâtisserie and Baking Associate Degree Program

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 66.67%
    Program Rate
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC):

Reporting Period: 9/1/2013 through 8/31/2014

Date Submitted: 12/2014

RATE CALCULATION 

The State of Texas, through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), requires disclosure of Employment/Placement Rates and other information through its form PS-005. This data is an excerpt from the PS-005 regarding Employment Rates. Prospective students receive and sign a copy of the PS-005 prior to enrolling. For a complete copy of the PS-005, please see your Admissions Representative.

Rate Calculation

The minimum employment rate for TWC is 60%.

Employment Rate Calculation:

Number of employed graduates (placed¹ + not placed²)
Divided by/
Number of eligible graduates (total graduates – waivers³)

¹Graduates that found a job related to training
²Graduates that found a job related to training, with the school's assistance
³Waivers include graduates who continued postsecondary education, are in active military service, were incarcerated, or deceased after graduation.

 
  • 88%
    Campus Rate
  • 100%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

Date Submitted: 11/2014

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
 

Dallas Campus - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2011 and 8/31/2012 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 60%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

ACCSC - Student Achievement Rates - Disclosure

LCB Scottsdale, LCB Online, LCB San Francisco, LCB Miami, LCB Las Vegas and LCB Boston
Click "Learn More" to find the ACCSC disclosures for the locations listed above as required by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus at Austin TX, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Sacramento CA, Seattle WA, and St. Louis MO is officially known as the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, San Francisco CA and Scottsdale AZ is officially known as the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

* The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campus in Miami FL and Orlando FL is officially known as the Associate in Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.

*The Associate in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Le Cordon Bleu campuses in Atlanta GA and Las Vegas NV are officially known as the Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking.