there are some chain bakeries out here like : Panera Bread, Specialty's Cafe, and they have good product and would be able to teach you some basic skills.
or you could find a job in a restaurant as a pastry cook.
im just wondering how you major in baking and pastry in college.?
This question is too easy, WORK FOR FREE!
I worked at a family meat market, while I was a student, because the meat lab at school would not be finished before graduation.
The dad and brothers did the cutting, the mom and daughters ran the counter. I explained WHY I wanted to learn. "I need to know this to be a chef". Psychologically you are saying "I want to learn, so I can be like you". That appeal to Ego is tough to beat!
I learned a lot and they still paid me in meat. (My parents loved that I would come home with a 4 lb.of tenderloin tips, or a roast, etc.)
Your "payment" is knowledge. Since you would be working in the wee hours of the morning, when the mixing and benchwork is done, that means giving up a few parties and nightlife for education.
If you plan on training in the Baking/Pastry field, you should really get some hands on to get that taste of reality.