Baker (Entry)

Duration: 34 weeks plus 2 week work term. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The 9-month Baker (Entry) Diploma program designed to provide the practical training necessary for graduates to obtain rewarding and immediate employment as a Baker in hotels and restaurants as well as large and small bakeries. Students will spend considerable time working in the kitchen making such delicious creations as breads and rolls, biscuits, specialty cakes, donuts and cookies, puff pastries and desserts as well as much more. Academic studies are then supplemented by a 2 week work-term with a professional baker.

Apprenticeship Training

The Baker (Entry) program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become a first-year apprentice. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.

Program Courses

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Biscuits, Muffins and Scones
  • Bread and Soft Rolls
  • Cookies and Squares
  • Donuts and Crullers
  • Kitchen Fundamentals
  • Mousse, Creams and Basic Desserts
  • Pies and Pie Fillings
  • Puff Pastry and Choux Pastry
  • Specialty Cakes, Cupcakes and Frostings
  • Sweet Yeast Bread Dough and Danish Dough
  • Variety Breads and Crusty Rolls
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Math Essentials
  • Cook Math Fundamentals
  • Communication Essentials
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Workterm

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from the Baker (Entry) program may be employed in a variety of positions as Bakers or Baker’s Helper in areas including hotel and motel, restaurants, fast food establishments, bed and breakfast facilities as well as being able to set up their own business in catering of special events.

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