16 month program
One 12 month residency
One 15-week externship
For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.
The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) program in Baking and Pastry Arts is a 16-month program that includes one 12-month residency of classroom work (three academic semesters), intensive hands-on learning in the kitchens and food services of NECI, and one off-site externship.
The AOS in Baking and Pastry Arts is designed to prepare qualified students to become skilled culinary professionals specializing in the area of baking and pastry. Focusing on training in the pastry kitchen, this program also includes components in the savory kitchen, in business management, and in general education. The AOS degree provides students with a comprehensive framework of general skills needed to perform effectively in any foodservice operation.
As culinary specialists, graduates are able to perform effectively in commercial kitchens, restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries, and pastry shops in such positions as baker, pastry cook, or assistant pastry chef. Certain students may achieve higher standing in different operations.
To achieve its primary goal of training skilled bakers and pastry cooks, NECI has established the following program objectives:
These objectives influence all facets of the program, from the curriculum and teaching techniques to the code of student conduct in the classroom, and serve as important guidelines for all those who study at NECI.
|Total Tuition & Fees||$60,709/$58,459||$45,910/$47,260|
Associate of Occupational Studies in Baking and Pastry Arts Program Disclosures (2016)
New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.