Professional Baking

Spokane Community College offers a one-year certificate in professional baking. We prepare graduates for work in supermarket and private bakeries, catering and wedding cake baking, bread or cake wholesale companies, and baking for restaurant, hotels, schools and other institutions.

The baking industry is one of the largest food processing employers in the United States. Bakeries provide thousands of steady, year-round jobs to suit a variety of interests and skills.

For more information....  For more information:

(509) 533-8006 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 8006

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All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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          (Updated October 2013)


Professional Baking, 6th Edition - $111.70
   By: Wayne Gisslen
   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Decorating Tools - $170.00
   Knives and spatulas
   Assorted cake decorating tips

Uniforms: ordered by the instructor

Cost: $341.00 with INCA logo (non-refundable fee)
   5 pairs of black pants
   5 white chef coats
   10 aprons
   10 towels

Health Card:

Spokane County Health Card: $10.00

Lab Fees:

Lab fee per quarter: $88.36 to $188.00

* Subject to change

Professional Baking Job Opportunities

Professional baking positions include cake decorator, wholesale production, donut fryer, commercial baker, in-store baker, entry-level pastry chef and caterer. Entry level pay in the Spokane, Washington, area varies from $8.00 to $9.00 an hour. With a few years' experience, bakers can earn $10.00 to $16.00 an hour - and most companies in the industry offer good benefits and bonuses.

How can I hire an SCC student?

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