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Culinary Management Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

  • Training Type
    FdnEntry
  • Program Start Date
    Jan, Aug, Oct, Nov
  • Campuses
    Kelowna

    Resources

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    City of Kelowna
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $11 671 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,000 per year (students are required to provide their own leather closed-toe shoes with non-skid soles.
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out OC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on October 1 for entry to the following Fall semester, mid-January for the following Winter semester, and February 1 for the following Summer semester. Early application is strongly recommended. For details, see okanagan.bc.ca/apply.

Domestic student intakes:
October and November intakes are reserved for domestic students, however, a limited amount of seats will be held for international students.


International student intakes:
August and January intakes are reserved for international students, however, a limited amount of seats will be held for domestic students.

Application Fee: $30 (Domestic) | $100 (International)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of high school for at least one year as the first day of classes)

2. English 12 (60%) or equivalent

3. Math

A. Students graduating from secondary school in or before 2012:

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11
  • Applications of Math 11 (60%)
  • Introductory Math 11 (70%)
  • equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education Math course
  • Math diagnostic test administered by Okanagan College (16/25)

B. Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new Math curriculum:

One of:

  • Pre-calculus 11 (60%)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (60%)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (60%)
  • Workplace Math 11 (60%)
Admission Advice

1. Applicants may be exempt from the admission requirements depending on their work experience and educational background.

2. Mature applicants without English 12 will be required to obtain a minimum score of level 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI).


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy OC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and communication at Okanagan College. All applicants, including Canadian citizens, whose native or primary language is other than English, must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction and written assignments.

See individual program listings and then visit English and Alternatives for program-specific English requirements.


Applicants Whose First Language Is Not English

If English is not your first language, you must submit documentation of ONE OF the following when applying to a diploma, degree and certificate programs:

  • For the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, a Duolingo English Test Score of 110 for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program or a score of 105 for admission to most other programs
  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based).
  • An overall IELTS (academic) band score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0 for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program or a band score of 6.0 with no band below 6.0 for admission to most other programs.
  • A PTE (academic) combined score of 58 with no skill score below 55 for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program or a combined score of 56 with no band below 55 for admission to most other programs.
  • A score exceeding level 4 on the Okanagan College English Language Assessment (OCELA).

  • A minimum grade of 70% in each EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program or a minimum grade of 60% in EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to most other programs.
  • A minimum grade of 70% in B.C. secondary school English 12 or its equivalent for the Bachelor of Business Administration program or a minimum grade of 60% for most other programs.

  • A transcript showing completion of an English literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada with a minimum grade of 50%.
  • A minimum score of level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index test (available only in BC) for o the Bachelor of Business Administration program or level 4 for most diploma and certificate programs.

If you have successfully completed a diploma or degree from an accredited institution at which English is the language of instruction, you may submit your academic transcript for review by Okanagan College. Subject to verification, this diploma or degree may be used to meet the English requirement for admission to Okanagan College.

Documentation of English language proficiency should be sent directly to intedapps@okanagan.bc.ca or ideally be submitted with the online application.

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All applicants must meet the College's general admission requirements:

 Note:

  • Early application for all programs is strongly advised.
  • Applicants must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

  • Regular applicants must have secondary graduation (or equivalent) or are currently enrolled in Grade 12.
  • For details on Regular Applicant admission, please check here.

Out-of-Province

  • To apply for transfer credit, students must submit a Transfer Credit Request in person, by mail or by fax along with an official (signed and sealed) transcript issued
  • The evaluation fee for transcripts from post-secondary institutions outside of B.C is $50 per transcript. 
  • For details on Admissions and Transfer credits, please click here

BC Transfer Student

Applicants must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

To apply for transfer credit, students must submit a Transfer Credit Request in person, by mail or by fax along with an official (signed and sealed) transcript issued within the past six months.

For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Applicants must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

Mature Student

Mature students are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time high school for at least one year prior to starting their program at Okanagan College. Grade 12 graduation is not required (unless specified), but the applicant must satisfy all general and program-specific admission requirements.

For details on Transfer Student admission, please check here.

 

International Student

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or turn 18 during their first semester at Okanagan College or have completed the equivalent of BC Grade 12.

  • Applicants who are 17 years of age may be admitted to the Spring and Summer Sessions of the English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Program and to any of the Intensive English Communication Program sessions.
  • International students holding temporary Canadian resident status may study in Canada for up to six months. Those intending to study in Canada for more than six months must hold a valid study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate or visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For details on other types of admissions, including Unclassified Students and Visiting Student admission, please check the College's Admissions Page.

How to Apply

Applicants can use the online application form to apply for admissions to Okanagan College. If an applicant is unable to submit an online application, the College will accept paper applications with the non-refundable application fee.

Please check important application and admission dates, as some programs have specific dates or deadlines by which applications must be received.

For details on applying to Okanagan College, please check the Apply Page.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.

Professional Cook Training - Institutional Entry

This program follows BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) prescribed course curriculum for institutional entry to Professional Cook 1 and Professional Cook 2 .

Upon successful completion of this program, the Certificate of Qualification Exam, and all required work-based training hours for that level, you will be eligible to move on to the next level of apprenticeship training. By then, you are prepared find an employer who will sponsor your apprenticeship and register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

The apprenticeship pathway follows these steps: Professional Cook 1, Professional Cook 2, and Professional Cook 3. Professional Cook Red Seal endorsement requires a total of 5,000 work-based hours and completion of Level 1, 2, and 3 technical training.

For updated details regarding the Industry Training Program, please review the ITA accredited program profiles.