Specialty Desserts & Breads

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Specialty Desserts & Breads

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Specialty Breads & Desserts program trains students in both the art and science of baking and other food preparation methods. Learn to create artisanal breads, pastries, confections and chocolates, and explore a variety of preservation and fermentation techniques to develop cheeses and more. Students will complete 90 credits of coursework, earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Specialty Desserts & Breads. Completing this program prepares graduates for careers in restaurants, bakeries, catering and beyond.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 5
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

College level math with a 2.0 minimum grade or placement into Math 087/91, College level English composition with 2.0 minimum grade or placement into English 101.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident Non-Resident International
1 19 $1,740.59 $1,921.35 $3,776.97
2 18 $1,740.59 $1,921.35 $3,776.97
3 18 $1,723.96 $1,904.72 $3,731.18
4 19 $1,757.22 $1,937.98 $3,822.76
5 15 $1,540.90 $1,718.90 $3,524.30

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • SCA Fees – $1170
  • Seattle Central College Fees – $450

Equipment Fee associated with this program:

  • Estimated Additional Materials for Course Completion : 1271

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


To check the program sequences please view pdf.