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Las Vegas Baking and Pastry Programs
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest higher educational institution in Nevada. The school has three campuses in Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas; the Cheyenne site at the latter is located a little over ten miles away from downtown Las Vegas. CSN serves an ethnically diverse student population of nearly 34,000 students and offers a 2-year program in pastry arts, which includes hands-on training in a campus-based restaurant. The school also offers a 33-credit certificate. Find details about the programs below, as well as a table with important school facts.
The following table includes information about undergraduate tuition and financial aid, as well as acceptance and graduate rates.
|College of Southern Nevada|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||33,914 (main campus)*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$3,285 in-state; $10,063 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2017)||74%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Graduation Rate (Students beginning in Fall 2011)||9% (21% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
College of Southern Nevada (CSN)
Located at the Cheyenne Campus in North Las Vegas, CSN's School of Business, Hospitality and Public Services is the home of the culinary arts program. The American Culinary Federation (ACF) has awarded CSN's pastry arts degree program 'exemplary' status, its highest ranking of educational standards.
Associate of Applied Science in Pastry Arts
The College of Southern Nevada's 67-credit-hour pastry arts associate degree program requires that students study topics in basic cookery and international cuisine. Additional requirements include cake design, advanced baking and pastry arts, breads of the world, plated desserts, chocolate making, sugar arts and retail bakery management. Students also receive industry-specific training in sanitation, nutrition and purchasing, and can acquire hands-on training through restaurants and kitchens located on campus.
Certificate of Achievement in Pastry Arts
CSN also offers a 33-credit pastry arts certificate. Students take six general education credits and 27 credits within the pastry arts curriculum, including coursework in breads, cake design, sanitation, nutrition and basic and advanced baking.