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Baking - Pre-employment Program (H108)

Program Comparison Help

Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.
Instructions:

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

PROGRAM
Baking - Pre-Employment
CODE
H108
SCHOOL
Chef School
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
1 year (2 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
Our mission: the delivery of passionate and service-obsessed industry professionals for the urban hospitality and culinary experience. We are anchored in the heart of the Canadian hospitality and culinary industry but with global reach and influence. This is the place for discovering unmatched opportunities for exceptional graduates.This one-year Baking Pre-Employment certificate program will help you learn the basics of pastry, cakes and decorating through hands-on training and classroom learning. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in areas such as artisanal breads, chocolate techniques, fermentation and contemporary dessert plating, as well as menu management, computer skills and nutrition.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

If you want to work as a baker or pastry chef, this is where you start. This one-year certificate program will help you launch a career in baking and pastry arts. You’ll learn all the basics of pastry, cakes and decorating through hands-on training and classroom learning. You’ll also gain specialized knowledge in areas such as artisanal breads, chocolate techniques, fermentation and contemporary dessert plating, as well as menu management, computer skills and nutrition.

Part Time Study Options  

Do you work during the day? Are you looking for a flexible schedule or do you need to make up a course? Continuing Education offers this complete certificate in evening and weekend courses throughout the year. When you complete this certificate through Continuing Education, you are eligible to apply for advanced standing in the second year of the Baking and Pastry Arts Management full-time program.

Please visit coned.georgebrown.ca for details or contact cehospitality@georgebrown.ca or 416-415-5000, ext. 2517.



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

View Program Descriptions by program.

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website



Course Outline

Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name
HOSF1068 Smart Serve (Online)
HOSF1094 Baking and Pastry Arts Theory I
HOSF1093 Baking and Pastry Arts Skills I
HOSF1145 Sanitation (Online)
HOSF1146 Emergency First Aid/Heartsaver CPR (Weekend Course)

COMM1007

College English **

MATH1102

Mathematics for Hospitality **

GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name
HOSF1097 Baking and Pastry Arts Theory II
HOSF1096 Baking and Pastry Arts Skills II
HOSF1224 Dessert Menu Management
HOSF2060 Baking & Pastry Production I
HOSF1255 Nutrition and Lifestyles
HOST1126 Career Externship Preparation
HOSF1206 Cost Control
GNED General Education Elective

** Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007.

You may also be required to take MATH 1000 (Math Foundations) before progressing to MATH1102 (Mathematics for Hospitality).  COMM 1003/CESL 1003 and  MATH 1000 do not count as courses required for graduation and you will be charged for these extra courses.  Please visit assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.

Detailed course outlines



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

This program gives you the fundamental skills needed for an exciting and rewarding career in areas such as large bakery production, hotel pastry departments, catering companies, or any of the countless small bakeries and pastry shops located all over the world. You can even combine the skills you’ve learned with your entrepreneurial spirit and start your own business.

Future Study Options 

Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply to the second year of the two-year Baking and Pastry Arts Management program starting in September.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$4,135.00 *

Additional Cost 

Description Cost
Uniform $250
Knives and small wares $300-$600
Manuals and Books $400
Black Safety Shoes $120

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Special Requirements  

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Students should be aware that various allergens, including nuts, dairy and shellfish, are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that although George Brown College is sensitive to religious observances, products that are purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations; however, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Health Policy  

Students should be aware that various allergens including nuts, dairy and shellfish are routinely used in practical labs. Students should also note that George Brown College is sensitive to religious observations; however, while products purchased for production and consumption meet all provincial and federal regulations, they may not meet specific dietary laws related to Halal and Kosher foods.

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact Jennifer Lakhan-D'Souza, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000, ext. 3142 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

E-mail: chefschool@georgebrown.ca

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.