Fundamentals of Baking and Confections Microcredential
What is a Microcredential?
Whether you are looking to upgrade skills in your current profession or enter a new field, a microcredential may be for you. Microcredentials are short, industry-focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills that reflect the “shop floor” needs of industry. They are accelerated or “bite sized” training opportunities focused on a specific professional or career discipline and can lead to a certificate or to an initial or advanced degree.
The purpose of this microcredential is to introduce prospective students to the fundamentals of baking, including cake and cookie decorating, bean-to-bar chocolate making, and the production of bon bons and other candy and confections while preparing them for employment in a bakery, or candy/confection shop. In addition to the serious student, this micro-credential should appeal to the home baker as a path to improve and learn new skills and as a transition to employment.
Upon completion of this microcredential, students will be able to:
- Identify and apply the basic techniques of bean-to-bar chocolate production and the production of bon bons and other confections.
- Identify and apply the fundamentals of baking science to the preparation of a variety of products.
- Properly use and care for equipment normally found in a chocolate kitchen, bakeshop, or baking area.
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