I am making a HUGE transition in my life and at the age of 35 I'm headed back to school. I am applying to the Orange County Art Institute for their baking program. They offer a diploma and a degree program but I'm not sure which one will be better for me in the long run.
My goal is to have a higher skill set in order to take my baking up to a higher level and use those skills doing things out of my home - I do this now, but am very limited as I don't have the skills to do everything people ask of me. Yes, my dream is to actually own a bakery, but this will come with time, if it comes at all.
My question is this: Is spending the extra time and money worth going for the actual degree or will the diploma work just as well?
I understand that I will probably get a job working in a bakery at some point so will I have a better chance of this with a degree over a diploma?
I'm going to go check out the school this weekend but I wanted to see if anyone here had any thoughts.
Thank you so much!