Vancouver Island University

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Professional Baking and Pastry Arts

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,690


Do you love baking pastries and bread and making divine desserts? Shape your passion with VIU's Professional Baking and Pastry Arts program for a rewarding, hands-on career that can take you around the world. Learn advanced baking and dessert making, as well as sugar and chocolate artistry techniques.

This internationally recognized program provides students with hands-on, real-world experiences providing baked goods and pastries to the university community, including making cakes to order. Students of VIU's baking school also learn on the department's wood-fired brick oven.

Graduates of our pastry art school have found work in bakeries, including opening their own, and a range of high-end restaurants, world-class hotels and resorts. Educational grants are available to students wanting to train in these in-demand industries.


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

    • Graduation from BC secondary school, or equivalent from another school system,

    • Minimum 17 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

    • Resume and/or personal profile and/or references may be required.

    • Interview may be required.

    • Mathematics and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required.

    • Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions.

    • Good hand/eye coordination.

    • Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments.

    • Valid driver's license will be required for vehicle and equipment operation.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * 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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