The Hospitality Industry continues
to be one of growth with the need for trained personnel increasing.
According to the Canadian Occupational Projections System (HRSDC),
new positions will be generated at a growth rate of .8% compounded
annually over the next decade. This translates into 44,664 new jobs
To meet the needs of this growing market,
Algonquin’s Hospitality Centre has created a certificate program
designed to meet the entry-level requirements of those wishing to
embark on a culinary career. Equal emphasis is given to the practical
development of basic cooking/baking skills and to the underlying
theoretical concepts of nutrition, food theory, menu planning, food
cost control, and proper sanitation and safety practices.
All demonstrations and practical experience
take place in the Centre’s state-of-the-art production kitchens
and food demonstration laboratories.
To earn the certificate in Culinary
Skills, students must successfully complete all compulsory courses
and electives (minimum 70 hours). Successfully completed courses
may be credited (where applicable) towards the full-time programs
in Chef Training and Culinary Management.
Students will be given the opportunity
to write the National Sanitation Training Program Examination. If
successful, students will be automatically exempted from having
to complete the Food Handlers’ Certificate from the City of
Ottawa Health Department.
Transfer of Academic Credit (Exemption)
If you possess qualifications beyond the entry level of your program
(such as successful completion of another college, university or
professional association course), you may be eligible for a Transfer
of Credit (or exemption) from an individual course. Official transcripts
and course outlines are required at the time of application. For
information or to apply for a Transfer of Credit, please contact
the Registrar’s Office at (613) 727-9797.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
is a process to help you identify learning gained from life and
work experiences and translate that learning into College credits
- credits that could help you achieve your diploma or certificate
in less time. For more information, please contact the PLA Coordinator
at (613) 727-4723 ext. 7027.