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Professional Cook 1 Institutional Entry Certificate

Location(s): Dawson Creek


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The Professional Cook program follows SkilledTradesBC prescribed course curriculum for institutional entry to Professional Cook 1. Students will perform all phases of kitchen activities including the preparation and presentation of vegetables, soups, sauces, meat, fish and poultry; cold kitchen items; desserts, baking, pastry, basic menu planning/costing as well as knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food storage.

Students also gain valuable knowledge of human and customer relations which will enable them to become leaders in their field. Level 1 starts in a fully supervised environment with students performing basic cooking and food preparation tasks.

There is a SkilledTradesBC Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) exam at the end of this level training. Upon successful completion of the certificate of qualification exam, Professional Cook 1 students will receive 600 hours of work-based training toward their required 1000 hours for SkilledTradesBC Level 1 certification. 

Career Prospects


Professional Cooks work in a variety of settings including: camps, institutional kitchens, family restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, ferry boats, resorts, nursing homes, hospitals, catering operations, and airlines.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Dawson Creek September Cohort   

Length


840 hours; approximately 32 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship (Tier 2)

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Year 1 $ 2,872.80 $ 155.76 $ 470.97 $ 3,499.53

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 10,323.60 $ 155.76 $ 470.97 $ 828.00 $ 11,778.33

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Admission Requirements


Complete either A, B, C, or D:

A. English and Math


English Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Language Arts 10 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 11 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 12 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • ENGL 030  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent English placement test and score.

Math Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Math 10 with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent
  • BC Math 11 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent
  • BC Math 12 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent
  • MATH 030  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C+, or equivalent.

B. ESTR 037


Complete:

C. Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)


All of:

  • Reading Comprehension: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Number Operations: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Problem Solving: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher

Based on the results of the assessment(s), applicants may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine admissibility. Interviews may be conducted virtually if necessary.

D. POWER


Complete:

Post-Admission Requirements:


After being accepted into the program but before the add/drop date students will be required to provide proof of the following certification(s)*:

  • FoodSafe Level 1, which must be valid for the duration of the program. Failure to provide proof will result in removal from the kitchen environment until the student provides the requested documentation.

Important Notes


  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit Student Aid BC to apply for financial assistance online.  Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.

  2. Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC, School Districts 59, 60, 81 and 87, and Go 2 (Industry training organization who monitors all hospitality type industry training for SkilledTradesBC).

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements 70% minimum in all courses

Credential


Certificate in Professional Cook Level 1

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