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Culinary Skills – Chef Training (Co-op)

Credential: Ontario College Certificate College Code: CONS School: Business and Hospitality Program Code: 1025C Accelerated Delivery: No Campus: WA Academic Year: 2017 / 2018

About the Program

In this one-year co-op program, students will gain the fundamental knowledge and techniques of quality food preparation, an understanding of the complexity of kitchen management and an appreciation of fine food.

The co-op education work term in the final semester enables students to develop their skills and enhance the knowledge learned in the college setting.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
Waterloo – September/2017 – Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Waterloo – January/2018 – Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
Location: Waterloo
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 40 September, 20 January

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
  • For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading

Admission Procedures

  • An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
  • Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
  • A sound English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants are advised that in order to comply with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario regulations, students under 18 will be unable to serve alcohol in the Restaurant Operations class.
  • In order for Culinary students to qualify to participate in Co-operative Education work terms, the student must:
    • Have a minimum of 2.5 session GPA (65% average) two semesters prior to the co-op work term
    • Have successfully completed the following courses: Co-op and Career Preparation; Sanitation and Safety and Restaurant Operations 1
    • Have a maximum of two failed or dropped courses during the term that occurs two terms prior to the work term
    • Not display a significant decrease in academic performance in the semester prior to any work term that may impact co-op eligibility
    • Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms. Students must maintain academic eligibility standards in order to participate in a co-op work term. As well, students must successfully complete the required co-op program prerequisites to be eligible for co-op. The prerequisites for individual programs may be found on the Hospitality Group eConestoga website.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Culinary Skills – Chef Training (Co-op) – Program # 1025c

Waterloo – Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

Co-op Information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages for more details.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are employed in a variety of settings including the hospitality industry and institutional food service facilities. After completion of the requisite industry training and experience, graduates are eligible to write the Provincial Trade of Cook Certificate of Qualification examination.

On average, 91% of graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Pathways Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

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