Collin College Logo
Collin Offers New Culinary Certificate


June 1, 2005 - Beginning this fall, Collin County Community College (Collin) will offer a new certificate, Pastry Arts, in the area of Hospitality and Food Service Management.

The certificate would be beneficial to working chefs who want to add skill-based training to their on-the-job repertoire, or to students seeking more of pastry arts focus with their Associate of Applied Science degree program with culinary arts specialization. The new certificate will require 15 credit-hours.

Classes in the new certificate will include:

PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking

PSTR 1340 Plated Desserts

CHEF 1305 Sanitation & Safety

PSTR 1380 Cooperative Education - Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef

PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop

“Since we started the Culinary Arts Specialization in 1999, many students have expressed an interest in the area of pastry arts,” said Karen Musa, chair of Hospitality and Food Service Management. “In response to that, two new skill-based pastry arts classes have been added to the existing culinary arts classes. There are still many places to apply the creativity and craft of pastry arts: hotels, restaurants, gourmet food retailers, bakeries and country clubs, to name a few. It is the hope there will be a keen interest in these two pastry arts classes, which ultimately could pave the way for an A.A.S in Pastry Arts.”

Collin offers Hospitality and Food Service Management hands-on culinary and pastry arts classes at its CCCCD@ALLEN site, located at Allen High School, 300 Rivercrest Boulevard in Allen. For a list of classes, simply download the current semester’s e-schedule at

Registration for fall semester begins June 28.

Other Hospitality and Food Service Management courses are listed on the website at For more information, call Karen Musa, chair of Hospitality and Food Service Management, at 972.377.1672.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.