About this Apprenticeship
- Length:Two 14-week sessions
- Class Location:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
- Starts In:Winter
- Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
- School of:Canadian Food and Wine Institute
Our apprentices complete 700 hours of college instruction and approximately 3 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.
Individuals who successfully complete both Basic and Advanced Baker are eligible to pursue the advanced designation of Patissier through Niagara College.
Non-apprentices may also apply to Niagara College for the related academic training as fee-paying students.
This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
|BAKG1127||Baking Theory I||3|
|BAKG1129||Pastry Craft I||3|
|BAKG1131||Bakery Management I||2|
|HOSP1011||Health and Safety||2|
|BAKG1227||Baking Theory II||3|
|BAKG1228||Breads and Yeast Products||6|
|BAKG1229||Pastry Crafts II||6|
|BAKG1230||Cake and Cake Decorating Craft||6|
|BAKG1231||Bakery Management II||5|
|COMM1101||Language and Communications||3|
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency, and
- Employment in the trade
With this apprenticeship, you could be a...
- Merchandising manager
- Bakery manager
- Pastry cook
- Pastry chef
- Research and development baker
Why Study at Niagara College?
- The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College is renowned for its outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners.
- Offers an unrivaled learning environment, leading-edge baking facilities, and world-class chef faculty.
- Benchmark Restaurant, Bench to Go and Bench on the Go Food Truck provide hands-on training, on-site and at catered events.
- Beautiful campus with on-site vineyard, hop yard and greenhouse in the heart of a thriving regional hospitality industry.
- Apprentices and graduates often win Skills Canada Awards at the provincial, national and international levels.
- Student support system includes counselling and financial aid.
- Niagara College has more than three decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience.
I do believe Niagara College is now the best cooking school in the country.
The Benefits of Apprenticeship
- The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
- A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
- Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
- There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
- Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.