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Baking and Pastry Arts

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Hospitality and Tourism (Ottawa Campus)
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed to help start your career as a baker or pastry chef. Students receive practical, theoretical and hands-on training in the areas of baking, cake decorating, sanitation and safety and shop management. Students spend approximately 60 percent of their time practising in Algonquin`s on-campus baking and pastry laboratories.

Students receive many opportunities to be involved in real-world experiences, both at the College and at various hotels, restaurants and event facilities to further refine and develop their knowledge and skills. Students have the opportunity to participate in various events, competitions and activities that the program is involved in throughout the community, in order to complete a mandatory 40-hour field placement in level 02, which is required for graduation from the program. All students are required to participate in food handling sanitation courses in a baking lab.
URL:Baking and Pastry Arts at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at www.algonquincollege.com/fee-estimator.
Scholarships:2
Careers:Bakers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

* 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.

Modified on May 12, 2020

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