16.07.2009 The Art Institute No Comments

The Art Insitute of California – Inland Empire approved to offer Baking & Pastry degree

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire already supplies custom-designed cakes for community events, such as these Executive Chef Eyad Joseph, academic director, presented on San Bernardino’s 199th birthday to Mayor Pat Morris. It will have more opportunity to do so now that The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire has been authorized to offer a degree in Baking and Pastry. Photo by Matt Sloan

(San Bernardino, CA) The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire has received approval to begin offering an Associate of Science degree in Baking and Pastry in its three state of the industry kitchens.

Approval was announced July 10 by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology in Arlington, Virginia. ACCSCT is the national regulatory agency that approves all academic programs offered by the local college as well as many of its 42 campuses nationwide.

According to Jerry Foust, Dean of Academic Affairs at the college, baking and pastry is a popular academic major. “We are excited that our application has been approved and expect that this degree will help a large number of students throughout the Inland Empire follow their hearts into a wonderful culinary career focused on baking and pastry.”

Foust said that students who are interested in the new degree can begin taking classes on August 20. “This summer would be a great time for students to start working on their Baking and Pastry degree. By starting in August students can complete their first quarter in a little over five weeks and then move into their second quarter, which is the standard 11 weeks, in October.”

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is located at 630 E. Brier Drive, San Bernardino, in the Hospitality Lane area. For more information, call (909) 915-2185.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation. It offers an Associate of Science degree program in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Fashion Design.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers an Associate of Science degree program in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree program in Culinary Management.

Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start a new term at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Aug. 20 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information, or to arrange a tour, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu/), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

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