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Culinary Management Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Training Type
    FdnEntry
  • Program Start Date
    September, May
  • Campuses
    Nelson Tenth Street

    Resources

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    City of Nelson
  • Length
    60 Credits (2 years)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5200 Year One; $4600 Year Two
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • Trades Foundation Program
    • University Block Transfer
  • 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 Selkirk's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

International students are advised to apply well in advance to allow for appropriate time for Study Permit processing. 

Application Fee: $40 Domestic, $100 International

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grades in brackets)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old at the time of application)
  • written recommendation from your high school principal if you are under 19 years old

2. English

One of:

  • Any grade-12 English course (67%) or equivalent
  • IELTS (6.5 overall. with no band less than 6.0)
  • equivalent internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests

Non-Academic

  • be in good health 
  • able to stand for long periods of time
  • able to lift up to 25 kg

Admission Advice

1. If you are an international student with an IELTS 6.0 overall score (no band less than 5.5), you may still gain admission to the program but will be required to complete Selkirk's ENGL 66 (with at least 67%) in the first year of their program. This course must be completed before you can advance beyond 30 program credits.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores) for entry to Selkirk College University-Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs:

  • English 12 or equivalent
  • A "C+" grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • TOEFL iBT = overall score of 80
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = score of 4
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) = score of 110 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall); or score of 105 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0); note: DET scores are accepted on a temporary basis when in-person testing services are not available

Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

Verify with Selkirk College directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

General Admission Requirements:

One of:

  • BC high school graduation or equivalent
  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of application
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your secondary school's Principal

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Verify with Selkirk College directly. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Out-of-Province

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. 

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program including the English 12 requirement. 

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not have BC high school graduation, you may still qualify for general admission in one of the following ways:

  • Be 19 years of age or older, or
  • Be under 19 years of age and have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Program-specific admission requirements for Selkirk College's programs are detailed in each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College. 

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to Selkirk College. 

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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 3 technical training.

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