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For Fall 2020, most of NSCC's courses will be virtual – including online, hybrid, and videoconference – to ensure our community's safety and maintain social distancing. Targeted courses that need to occur face-to-face on campus will occur predominantly in lab based classes, using social distancing protocols.


Prepare for a career as a Baking and Pastry Chef

NSCC’s Baking and Pastry certificate program is aimed at students interested in a hands on learning environment. Laboratory classes encompass the current techniques and trends being used in the industry. Emphasis will be on building an understanding of baking and pastry products through classic production techniques. Courses will engage students in a wide variety of products and ingredients to become proficient in product development and implementation. Students will receive a working understanding of cost analysis and yield percentages. This certificate is designed upon completion to prepare a student for entry level employment in the baking and pastry field.

A certification in Food Sanitation is also offered within this course of study.

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2215.


Months to complete certificate


NSCC is top in MA for effectively serving adult learners.


NSCC received its ninth consecutive designation as a Military Friendly School

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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