Career Pathways Certificate Programs

Gain entry level skills and know-how in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry! 

The Less than One Year Certificate of Completion in Baking and Pastry and the Career Pathways Certificate in Meeting, Convention, and Special Events Manager are designed to give the student entry-level skills to succeed in the industry.

The Baking and Pastry, Less than One Year Certificate of Completion, provides essential and advanced baking and pastry theory and practical training necessary for success in the food service industry. Students will learn the art of creating tasty baked goods, pastries, and confections, from traditional bread baking to beautiful showpieces.

Contact Information

For general Program information and guidance, you may contact:


Catalog Entry

Wendy Milbrat
Project Specialist

This pathway certificate is for students that want to get a foot hold in the food service industry as beginning bakers and pastry cooks. All of the classes offered in this program would apply directly should you want to consider obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management in the future in this program.

The Baking and Pastry Program is worth 22 Credits.
A Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Baking and Pastry course, which begins in the Fall term, must be taken in sequence: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Baking (3 terms); Food Service Safety and Sanitation; Seasonal Baking and Pastry (2 credit class, 4 credits required; choose 2 terms out of 4); International Baking and Pastry; Basic Mathematics; and Composition of Cake.

Registration for these courses are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are responsible for understanding the advanced and open registration dates and process in order to register for these courses successfully.

Applications are only available to download - it is not an online application. The completed Application with all Support Materials should be tuned in to the Main Offices in the Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, Room 202 to Administrative Support Specialist Wendy Milbrat:

Baking and pastry items made by studentsYou can now begin the admission process for the Career Pathways Certificate program in Baking and Pastry in preparation to submit your Application Materials. Just follow these steps:

  1. Lane Community College Admission
    Apply to Lane Community College. Once you are a Lane student you will receive an 'L' number. This number is required on your Culinary Arts application.
  2. Placement Testing
    Take placement tests in reading, writing, and math. Minimum scores needed to apply to the program are reading-68 and writing-64 and readiness for Math 25. If you have prior college credit in writing or math, attach an unofficial transcript to your application. YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE APPROVED AND DOCUMENTED BY PROGRAM COUNSELOR OR ADVISOR. THE DOCUMENT MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION WHEN SUBMITTED. Math must be current within one year or a placement test will need to be taken. Questions? contact Testing at (541) 463-5325.
  3. Take the Lane County Food Handlers Card Exam online: Lane County Food Handlers Permit Online Testing
    The cost of the card is $10.
  4. Complete Your Career Pathways Certificate Program Application for the Baking and Pastry program.
    You can download the Application from the link above or or stop by the main program offices in Building 19, Room 202 right here at Lane!