Culinary Arts

Baking and Pastry Arts - CertificateBaking and Pastry Arts at The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach

All over the world, consumers crave mouth-watering, artisan-crafted breads and pastries. HGTC’s Baking and Pastry Certificate provides students with the skills and expertise needed to satisfy the most discriminating palates. From basic breads and moist muffins to puff pastries and creamy cakes, a skilled baker creates satisfied smiles every day.

HGTC is anticipating growth in the Culinary Arts with projections for a new state-of the-art facility in the near future. Currently, first-year students attend classes on the Grand Strand campus and second-year students attend classes on the Conway campus. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships to observe and practice culinary skills.

The Culinary Arts Technology program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation Accrediting Commission. For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here. 

For more information, contact:

Joe Bonaparte (843) 349-3657

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Career Outlook

Baking and pastry chefs are in high demand these days.  As more people discover the fresh taste and healthful goodness of artisan baked goods, HGTC's Baking and Pastry Certificate graduates will find employment in the following areas: 

  • Bake shops (small and large)
  • Country Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Health Care Facilities

For more information about gainful employment, visit:

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development  resources.

Students who complete this certificate are eligible for ServSafe certification.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program:
  • High School Diploma or GED
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements:
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all CUL and BKP-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Most Baking and Pastry Making  (CUL , BKP) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall

CUL 104 Introduction to Culinary Arts 3
CUL 105 Kitchen Fundamentals 3
CUL 109 Sanitation and Nutrition 3
CUL 112 Classical Foundations of Cooking 3
  TOTAL 12

Second Semester - Spring

BKP 119 Introduction to Baking and Pastry 3
BKP 121 Cake Decorating & Finishing Techniques 3
BKP 182 Artisan Breads 3
BKP 220 Advanced Bakeshop 3
CUL 277 SCWE in Culinary Arts 3
  TOTAL 15