Baking Diploma

​The Iowa Culinary Institute's Baking and Pastry Arts program is located at the DMACC Newton Campus.


As a Baking & Pastry Arts student, in only one year, you'll learn all of the ​secrets to becoming an outstanding bakery and pastry chef.

As a talented graduate you can become a skilled baking artisan, or continue on to earn your two-year Culinary Arts degree.


Baking Diploma Courses


  • HCM100: Sanitation & Safety
  • HCM116: Fundamentals of Baking
  • HCM224: Artisan Breads
  • HCM320: Intro to Hospitality Industry
  • SPC101: Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • SDV108: The College Experience


  • HCM130: Plated Desserts
  • HCM231: Nutrition
  • HCM347: International Pastries
  • COM703: Communication Skills
  • MGT145: Human Relations in Management
  • MAT772: Applied Math


  • HCM220: Chocolate and Sugar
  • HCM221: Cake Decorating
  • HCM510: Work Experience