The AIB International School of Baking’s intensive four-month course, Baking Science and Technology, has been approved for a total of 25.5 hours of college credit through the University of Phoenix. AIB Baking Science and Technology graduates can apply their experience to a degree program through the University of Phoenix, where the credit hours will apply toward completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

“We are pleased to work with the University of Phoenix to offer our AIB graduates more opportunities to complete a university degree program,” says Kirk O’Donnell, EdD, vice president of education at AIB International, Manhattan, Kan. “The AIB course is very rigorous, and, in order to be successful, our students must develop good study habits. As a result, many of these students gain increased confidence and interest in advanced learning. This relationship with the University of Phoenix allows AIB an excellent opportunity to advance their education, which, in turn, advances the baking industry.”

An AIB International School of Baking Credit recommendation guide is available at The site provides details on specific degree programs. Students should contact an adviser to discuss their program of interest.

The University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The AIB International School of Baking is also accredited by the North Central Association.