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Culinary Arts Certificate - Professional Cook Level 1 & 2 (Institutional Entry)


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Training Type
    FdnEntry
  • Program Start Date
    September, January
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    44 Weeks Total (Level One = 30 weeks; Level Two = 14 weeks)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Level 1: $4,400 + Level 2: $2,500 (domestic students); Level 1: $15,650 (Level 1) + $7,800 (Level 2)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $800 - $1000 Level One
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

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

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Application Deadline Advice

TRU begins accepting applications on October 1. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

Verify details directly with TRU on the Undergraduate Admissions website.  

Application Fee: $31.64 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

(Culinary Arts Certificate) Institutional Entry into Professional Cook 1 & 2 

Academic

  • Grade 10 or equivalent (although Grade 12 is preferred)
  • Successfully complete an English and Math entry assessment test (Accuplacer) through the TRU Assessment Centre

Non-Academic

  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Successful medical exam
  • Interview with program coordinator 

Admission Advice

1. Students may be admitted without the Food Safe Certificate, but successful completion of the Food Safe Certificate is required in the first week of classes.

2. To arrange for the Entry Assessment Test, please contact the TRU Assessment Centre

3. It is recommended that you work in the industry or have interviewed a chef or manager of a restaurant or hotel to have some input into this trade


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

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

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

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

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU'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.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

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

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU. 

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.