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Baking & Pastry Certificate

Selective Admission Criteria

Program admission is selective and requires:

  • Admission to Owens Community College
  • High school transcripts or GED record
  • College transcripts (if applicable)
  • Owens Community College cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Developmental coursework completed in reading, writing and math.

The Program accepts a maximum of 8 students twice each year for Fall and Spring semesters. Students should submit all official applications and transcripts. Completed applications are reviewed three times a year.

Courses within the Baking & Pastry Certificate must be completed within five (5) years from initial entrance into the Program.

All students enrolled in the Program must achieve a "C" grade or higher in each FNH course. Students who obtain a "D" or "F" grade in an FNH course will be dismissed from the Program and may be readmitted only one time on a space available basis.

Academic Readmission

  • The student requesting readmission after being dismissed with a "D" or "F" grade in any FNH course must complete the following courses with a "C" grade or higher before being considered for readmission: FNH 114, IST 100, FNH 135.
  • A 2.0 overall GPA is required.
  • The student will be required to pass a culinary lab proficiency examination to demonstrate previously acquired skills.

Applicants who have not met the academic admissions requirements for entrance into the Certificate may take developmental courses as specified by the course of study. Upon successful completion of these courses, the student may reapply for entrance into the Baking & Pastry Certificate. A pre-Baking & Pastry Certificate student may take IST 100 prior to acceptance into the Program.


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