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Culinary Arts Diploma
Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, and Boyle.
Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities.
Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
The Culinary Arts Diploma program provides all the specialized skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the growing food services industry. Our program will give you a solid foundation in international and regional foods as well as courses in culinary management, nutrition, and even an introduction to food processing. You will have the unique opportunity of working alongside entrepreneurs, enabling you to find out how they succeeded in the industry.
When you enroll in our program you will be training in a brand new fabulous state of the art kitchen in the Food Science Centre. We believe our program is the right choice for you because in addition to equipping you to write your 1st and 2nd period Apprenticeship after your first year of study you will be ready to write your 3rd period by the time you graduate with your Culinary Arts Diploma and that's not all, on top of this you will gain experience by participating in a three week practicum.
Must have the following:
- English 10-2
- Math 10-3 or
- Entrance Exam (CAAT-C) or
- GED (pass mark in all five tests)
- Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2
- Math 30-3
- Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20
- Related career and technology studies courses
- Consultation with Instructor
- Recommend that students register as apprentices
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.
Tuition $4,110.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,628.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $482.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.
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Updated September 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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