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Baking and Pastry Arts Management

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Field of Study:Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,690
International: $29,270


The Baking and Pastry Arts Diploma (BPAM) program at Vancouver Island University provides students with a Diploma in bakery training and management skills, giving graduates a leading edge for advancement in the baking profession. Upon entering the program, baking students will be given an Industry Training Authority Trade Worker Identification Number. They will gain technical training credit while accruing work-based training hours by participating in two ten-week paid cooperative work placements. Upon completion of the diploma program, students can register as apprentices with an employer sponsor and continue to progress towards their ITA Baker Certificate of Qualification and Red Seal endorsement. The BPAM program prepares students for careers in baking, baking management, and entrepreneurship. This full-time, cohort program provides rigorous hands-on technical baking training combined with theoretical management courses. Utilizing current baking trends and the most up-to-date curriculum, the BPAM program develops a student’s technical baking skills, as well as skills in leadership, communication, human resources, business planning, and financial management to satisfy industry demands for well-rounded, highly employable graduates.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or   Mathematics  or   Precalculus 
Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Successful completion of assessment testing.
    • Submission of copy of Foodsafe Level I certificate.
    • Interview with department chair.
    • Personal Profile.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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