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Professional Cooking

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Professional Cooking program is designed to satisfy the growing demand for creative and innovative people in the hospitality industry. The program consists of five semesters. The first and second semesters are taken in succession, followed by a 10-week internship, involving eight-weeks of industry experience, plus one week of preparation and one week of final reporting, followed by the fourth and fifth semesters. All students begin the program with Culinary Fundamentals, which orients them to safety and sanitation, cooking methods, kitchen equipment, knife skills, trade calculations, first aid, and program processes and expectations. Students are required to dress in accordance with the culinary department's regulations and industry expectations. Students are required to attend certain courses outside regular school hours. The internship is a mandatory requirement for the program.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
A minimum of 35 Alberta High School credits with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: 
  • English Language Arts 10-1, English Language Arts 10-2 or Humanities 10
  • Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10
  • English Proficiency

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,036.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,033.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $750.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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