The French Pastry School

L'Art de la Pâtisserie, 20-Week Professional Certificate Program

Start Date End Date Tuition
Feb 18, 2019 Jul 03, 2019 $22,925
Jul 15, 2019 Nov 27, 2019 $22,925

Pastry and Baking Program (L'Art de la Pâtisserie)

The professional Pastry and Baking Program is a comprehensive, intensive, hands-on certificate program designed to meet the needs of students wishing to obtain a broad and thorough foundation in pastry, baking, and confectionery arts.  Students will cover the entire spectrum of products from pastries to chocolates to bread, and everything in between.  To view the 2019 and beyond program information visit  

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Breads & Breakfast Pastries

Sugar Confectionery

Chocolate Confectionery

Ice Cream and Sorbet

Plated Desserts

Chocolate and Sugar Decoration and Sculpture

French Cakes and Tarts

Petits Fours and Miniature Pastries

Celebration Cake Making and Decorating

Capstone Course: Final Buffet

Food Service Safety & Sanitation

Food Service Theory & Basic Skills


The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided below provides helpful details to our current students and prospective students regarding program and career options that can inform their career and educational choices.

L'Art de la Patisserie - Gainful Employment Disclosure

Starting in 2019, the full-time programs at The French Pastry School will be offered in partnership with Robert Morris University Illinois.  FPS will no longer be associated with City Colleges of Chicago after January 15, 2019.