New Culinary Degree Programs Creativity is the driving force of economic progress and the decisive source of competitive advantage in today's economy. AAS Baking & Pastry Arts > The AAS in Baking and Pastry Arts is designed to prepare qualified students to become creative baking professionals specializing in the area of baking and pastry. The focus of training will be in the pastry kitchen but will also converge components of the savory kitchen, business management, and general education. The AAS Baking and Pastry degree provides students with a comprehensive framework of general skills needed to perform effectively in any foodservice operation. AAS Culinary Arts > The AAS in Culinary Arts is designed to prepare qualified students to become skilled culinary and kitchen professionals. Graduates will be able to perform effectively in key positions of commercial kitchens, which may include: à la carte cook, baker, banquet cook, rounds cook, and assistant garde manger chef. Certain students may achieve higher standing in different operations. Admissions Applying to our culinary degrees is easy and straightforward. Contact our Office of Admissions today!