SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:10:41 AMCUL 255 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CUL 255Title:  PRODUCTION BAKING  
Full Title:  Production Baking
Last Reviewed:3/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled9.008 min.Lab Scheduled157.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total11.00 Contact Total192.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Building on introductory baking skills, students rotate through stations of a student-run bakery, developing skills in yeast breads, plated desserts, and other baked goods for retail sale.

Course Completion of CUL 254

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Building on introductory baking skills, students rotate through stations of a student-run bakery, developing skills in yeast breads, plated desserts, and other baked goods for retail sale.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CUL 254
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Explain the importance of local and seasonal products in menu design and planning.
2.  Apply a working knowledge of sanitation and safety in a professional kitchen.
3.  Demonstrate basic skills, techniques, and guidelines used in production baking.
4.  Demonstrate a working knowledge of defined stations in a bakeshop.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Employ safe and hygienic food handling procedures relating to production baking.
2. Modify recipes for quantity production.
3. Describe the function of ingredients and their effects on baked goods.
4. Employ correct mixing methods for a variety of baked goods.
5. Prepare a variety of commercially and wild yeasted breads.
6. Prepare a variety of laminated doughs.
7. Prepare a variety of tarts, pies and galettes.
8. Prepare a variety of baked goods for special orders.
9. Prepare a variety of restaurant plated desserts.
10. Prepare and serve coffee and espresso beverages.
11. Evaluate quality of a variety of baked products for retail sale
12. Demonstrate proper use and care of bakeshop equipment.
13. Employ standards of professionalism specific to the commercial kitchen environment.
14. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership in the kitchen.
15. Prepare and employ a bakeshop prep list.

Topics and Scope
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I. Quantity Baking
    A. Converting recipes
         1. Volume equivalencies
         2. Weight equivalencies
    B. Using Scales
         1. Balance
         2. Portion
         3. Digital
II. Yeast Breads
    A. Types of commercial yeast
    B. Types of sourdough starters
    C. Stages for yeast dough production
         1. Breads for retail sale
         2. Seasonal specialty breads
III. Laminated Pastries
    A. Croissant
    B. Danish pastry
    C. Puff pastry
IV. Tarts, Pies and Galettes
    A. Types of crusts and doughs
    B. Types of fillings
    C. Retail sale of tarts, pies, and galettes
V. Plated Desserts
    A. Menu design
    B. Plate presentation
    C. Chocolate techniques
    D. Soft dessert techniques
VI. Coffee
    A. Categories
    B. Production techniques
    C. Equipment use and care   
VII. Seasonal Specialty Baking
    A. Special order baking
    B. Special order packaging
VIII. Product Evaluation
    A. Determining doneness
    B. Evaluating quality and sale-ability
IX. Attributes of the Professional Baker   
     A. Teamwork and leadership
    B. Efficient time management and accuracy
    C. Following written and verbal directions
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Convert a recipe to a formula
2. Complete daily and weekly inventory sheets
3. Create and design a restaurant dessert menu
4. Create a bakeshop prep list
5. Exams (4 - 8)
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Daily baking assignments
2. Daily product assessment

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Prep list; inventory sheet; dessert menu
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Recipe conversions; menu design
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Daily baking assignments; daily product assessment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance, participation, and professionalism

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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