Virginia College in Birmingham

Diploma - Pastry Arts


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Virginia College in Birmingham

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Virginia College’s Pastry Arts diploma program is designed to provide students with a diversified education in pastry preparation. This program provides hands-on, realistic training, as well as providing learning experiences that offer students a solid background of practical training in pastry arts.

The program provides students with instruction in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced pastry arts, as well as a hands-on externship under the direction of industry professionals. This comprehensive training provides graduates with the fundamental skills necessary to adapt to the culinary career path they choose to follow.

Upon successful graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:

  • interpret the hospitality/food service industry and career opportunities in the field;
  • establish and maintain high standards of personal and industry sanitation and safety;
  • produce high quality food products using appropriate equipment;
  • demonstrate professional standards in personal appearance and ethical behavior;
  • demonstrate proper techniques in cooking to produce high quality products;
  • apply nutrition principles to menu planning and food production for a variety of customers;
  • assess the origin of various cuisines and their relationship to history and cultural developments;
  • analyze the workings of the pastry and baking sector of culinary arts; and
  • coordinate a job search.


  • Hospitality Industry and Career Planning
  • Fundamentals of Culinary and Pastry Arts
  • Advanced Techniques of Pastry Arts
  • Pastry Externship

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488 Palisades Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35209 

United States

About Virginia College in Birmingham, United States

Virginia College in Birmingham, Alabama, offers the benefits of small class sizes and day or night classes, allowing you to earn the education you want at a time that's most convenient for you. Financial planning is available for those who qualify and career placement and job assistance continues past graduation, continuing Virginia College in Birmingham's commitment to our students' futures.

Virginia College in Birmingham offers a wide variety of programs, resulting in both Diplomas and Associate's degrees in such diverse fields as:

  • Business and Office
  • Computer Networking
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Health and Medical
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Truck Driving

Virginia College in Birmingham offers Bachelor's degrees in several fields such as business administration and network management, and also a Master's degree (MBA) in Business Administration.

Virginia College specializes in providing the education and training demanded by a competitive job market, leading to exciting opportunities for graduates. If you're ready to give your life and career a new direction, contact Virginia College in Birmingham today.

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