Baking and Pastry Arts Management with optional Co-op
Conestoga College, Canada
About This Program
Whether you are shifting careers or want to start one as a baker or pastry chef, this two-year College Diploma program in Baking and Pastry Arts Management will help you advance in the fast-growing hospitality and culinary arts industry.
Developed with culinary arts leaders in Canada, the program has a unique dual focus on:
Besides the classroom instruction and if you qualify, the college will give you the option to take part in an industry-based co-op to augment your knowledge and skills with real-world experience. Co-op programs add value to your education as your potential employers know you already attuned to Canadian ethics and work standards.
This course may also allow you to travel to an international location in cooperation with its college partners outside Canada.
If you are a Filipino Citizen, there is no need to sit for any Secure English Language Test such as the IELTS or PTE if you are going to enroll in Conestoga College UNLESS:
The program opens at 48 slots for the first year so talk to us first if you're interested in joining any of the two intakes per year.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Conestoga College recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that you gained through your work, formal and informal education, non-formal learning, or other life experiences.
This prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level. It must also meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses.
Do you want your prior learning recognized for advanced standing or exemption? You may have to undergo further assessment, such as challenge exams.
Once you complete the assessment, Conestoga records your proper course credit on your official transcript.
This Baking and Pastry Arts Management (Optional Co-op) Diploma program is offered at the Waterloo campus of the college.
You will spend time in Conestoga College's state-of-the-art labs and teaching facilities, developing and expanding on the core skills of the culinary arts industry. You will acquire technical knowledge of ingredient function, formula balance, and modern technology as it relates to the field.
This program offers an optional co-op term. As co-op placement is dependent on Canada labor market conditions, Conestoga College cannot guarantee co-op employment. Moreover, work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation. You will, therefore, be required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the support and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
Prepare yourself for a career in various areas of the baking and pastry realm, including commercial bakeries, pastry shops, chocolate shops, as well as extensive production facilities.
At the end of the program, Conestoga pathways enable you to build on your academic achievements to earn a degree or an additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
This program includes practical, theoretical, and hands-on training in areas of baking, cake decorating, sanitation and safety, and pastry shop management, and advanced techniques practiced in the culinary arts industry.
The core skills you will learn in this program include creating artisan breads and breakfast pastries; wedding cakes; chocolates and confections; plated desserts; classic and modern tarts, entremets, and petits fours; laminated dough and viennoiseries; ice cream and sorbets; artisan sugar confections.
On the business side, you will learn the critical management skills to run a successful operation, including cost control and forecasting, labor relations and leadership, sales and marketing, and small business development.
Therefore, by the end of the two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management program, the college expects you to know how to:
You start by applying to the regular program, Code 1484. Once you decide whether you will apply for co-op, you apply for the co-op stream.
To be considered for admission to the co-op program, you must achieve a minimum of 2.75 SWA or 70% session weighted average. You should have no dropped or failed courses during the term that occurs two terms prior to the co-op work period.
Since labor market conditions determine co-op seats in any optional co-op program, you might not be admitted to the co-op stream even if you qualify.
The following are details for the Optional Co-op Course Code 1484C:
|COMM1085||College Reading & Writing Skills|
|COMP1006||Software Applications I|
|CUL1470||Baking and Pastry Arts Theory I|
|CUL1480||Baking and Pastry Arts Skills I|
|MATH1575||Mathematics for Hospitality|
|OHS1390||Hospitality Certifications: SmartServe & Food Handlers|
|CEPR1020||Co-op and Career Preparation|
|CUL1010||Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle|
|CUL1500||Baking and Pastry Arts Theory II|
|CUL1510||Baking and Pastry Arts Skills II|
|CUL1520||Dessert Menu Management|
|MGMT1050||Kitchen Management I|
|COOP1600||Co-op Work Term (Baking & Pastry Arts)|
|CUL2160||Advanced Cake Decorating|
|CUL2170||The Modern Cafe|
|CUL2180||Principles of Formula Development|
|CUL2190||Chocolates and Confections|
|HOSP2225||Wine and Food Pairing|
Electives: General Education. You must complete a minimum of 42 hours
|CUL2200||Capstone Project (Baking & Pastry Arts)|
|CUL2210||Modern Patisserie Trends and Techniques|
|ENTR2025||Small Business Management and Marketing|
Course Code : 1484
College : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Duration : Two years
Qualifications Level : Ontario College Diploma
The actual costs for 2020/2021 at the Waterloo Campus is for estimation purposes only. For example, the entire program fee for the 2019 Fall intake fee is CAD 30,640.50.
Take note of the following:
Intake Dates :
There are two intake dates every year:
IVC however, accepts applications for an intake date up to 9 months before the start of classes. This preparation period includes:
The long period will also allow you sufficient time to:
So be sure you apply early! After all, you deserve the best professional service we can offer.
Requirements are different if you intend to apply under the Study Direct Stream. Call our IVC Office at +63917 529 8472 to speak with a Migration Associate regarding this.
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