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.

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This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Courses

Term one (2018 Winter)
Code Course Name Credits
BAKG1127 Baking Theory I 3
BAKG1128 Fermented Products 3
BAKG1129 Pastry Craft I 3
BAKG1130 Cake Craft 3
BAKG1131 Bakery Management I 2
HOSP1011 Health and Safety 2
MATH1035 Mathematics 2
Term two (2019 Winter)
Code Course Name Credits
BAKG1117 Baking Theory II 3
BAKG1118 Breads and Yeast Products 6
BAKG1119 Pastry Crafts II 6
BAKG1230 Cake and Cake Decorating Craft 6
BAKG1231 Bakery Management II 5
COMM1101 Language and Communications 3
NUTN1013 Nutrition 1

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency, and
  • Employment in the trade

With this apprenticeship, you could be a...

  • Baker
  • Decorator
  • 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
  • , Bench to Go, and Bench on the Go Food Truck provide hands-on training, on-site and at catered events
  • Students gain additional experience and exposure working at many special functions held on- and off- campus each year
  • Beautiful campus with on-site vineyard, hop yard, apiary and greenhouse; in the heart of a thriving regional hospitality industry
  • Apprentices complete 700 hours of instruction and approximately three years of paid on-the-job training
  • Apprentices and graduates often win Skills Canada Awards at the provincial, national and international levels
  • Student support system includes counselling and financial aid
  • More than three decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience

I do believe Niagara College is now the best cooking school in the country.

Celebrity Chef Michael Smith

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 .