Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hudson County Community College to offer new certificate program

Hudson County Community College will offer a new noncredit Pastry Arts Certificate Program that can lead to immediate employment, according to a statement from president Glen Gabert. The industry-certified program includes four 60-hour modules made up of classroom and hands-on instruction to arm students with the knowledge and skills to design and prepare showpiece baked goods, desserts and plated desserts.

Classes--which will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.--will begin on July 7 and run through Aug. 19. An information center on the new program is scheduled for June 2 at 6 p.m. in the college's Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at 161 Newkirk St. For more information, visit