Lethbridge College is leading and transforming education in Alberta.
delivery iconsOn-campus This is the traditional setting for college courses, where all of the courses needed to complete your program are taken on
campus. Note that some programs may require participation
off-campus including field-trips or practicum experiences.
Online These programs are fully completed online, without the need to come to campus. Note that some programs may offer practicum
experiences or labs that require participation on-site. Programs offered online can often be completed in a flexible time frame.
Blended Programs that can be taken with a blended learning approach offer most courses face-to-face in the classroom but some courses in the program can be completed online.
Are you passionate about food or preparing it for others to enjoy? Then you already
have the first prerequisite for a career in the food service and hospitality industry. Lethbridge
Colleges Culinary programs will have you quickly on your journey to a career as a chef, cook,
restaurant manager or another rewarding and challenging position in the culinary industry.
Whether you choose to take our Culinary Careers diploma program or the Weekly
Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) for cooks program, our hands-on approach will
provide you with the experience and knowledge youll need to work in the culinary career
of your dreams. Both of our programs can lead to a Red Seal designation, allowing you to
practise your trade anywhere in Canada without having to write additional examinations.
With our instructors who are great chefs as well as great teachers and our
perfect blend on hands-on experience in the kitchen and classroom theory,
the culinary programs at Lethbridge College are recipes for success.
* Weekly Apprenticeship Training System
ect Program office:
403.320.3245Job profiles and salaries: alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
culinary Cook (WATS*)Culinary Careers
Cook (WATS*) three-year apprenticeship
As a cook in the provincial Weekly Apprenticeship Training System program,
youll be working full-time in the industry while coming to college one day
each week to acquire new skills and expand your areas of expertise. Youll
learn about preparing, seasoning and cooking a variety of foods as well as baking
pastries and showpieces. Youll also test your organizational skills when you study menus
to estimate food requirements and oversee menu planning. In three short years, youll
be ready to write the Red Seal exam, a recognized standard that employers seek out.
If you have a genuine interest in preparing food, possess a keen sense of
taste and smell and are creative, flexible and able to work as a member of a
team, then look to Lethbridge Colleges apprentice Cook program. All of the
ingredients are in place to create a masterpiece.
*Weekly Apprenticeship Training System
email@example.com Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website: tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Admission requirements *
Successful completion of English 10-2, Math 10-3, or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam. English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20, and related career and technology studies courses are recommended.
Estimated cost **Year I $987Year II $987Year III $987
restaurants clubs institutions hotels bases and camps
Patisserie Butcher shop and cooking proteins Saucier Management controls and nutritional components Bakeshop Cold kitchen
* Accurate at time of printing. Check lethbridgecollege.ca for most current details. ** Estimate only. Includes tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Program at a glance:
The last three years of culinary school have been a great experience. The challenges presented to me by both the program, as well as my instructor, Chef Doug, have really helped shape me into the chef I aspire to be.
Carolyn van SchothorstCook (WATS) 2014
Culinary Careers compressed 16-month diploma
August or January admission
16-week, paid industry placement
prepares grads to write first- and second-year apprenticeship exams in WATS. Students enter
into the third year of WATS program on their way to journeyman and Red Seal designation.
awards 300 hours of experience credit
The Culinary Careers program at Lethbridge College is as well-planned as the best
gourmet meal. As an appetizer, well teach you about restaurant production methods, then
move on to a second course showing you sweet and savoury techniques during the next
16-week semester. For the main course, we serve up a paid industry placement; youll get an
education and earn money at the same time. For dessert, youll be immersed for 16 weeks in
While youre with us, you will have plenty of opportunities to prepare real meals for real
customers, create menus, work in teams and explore your creativity. And you wont have
to worry about finding employment when youve completed our program; our grads have a
perfect record of landing that important first job.
Get started in your culinary career today at Lethbridge College.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website: tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Admission requirements *
50% in grade 10 English and 50% in grade 10 math
Estimated cost * Tuition Fees Books and suppliesYear I $3,106 $1,296 $1,000Year II $2,329 $965 $100
With experience, cooks can find themselves working as: executive chefs sous chefs teachers small business owners
Production skills Meat cutting and meat cookery Stocks and sauces Buffets and bakery Gala banquets and hot salon
* Accurate at time of printing. Check lethbridgecollege.ca for most current details.
Program at a glance:
[Lethbridge College] brings students in from all over the world; its a great program, has great instructors and is just a great place to be.
Jeremy LangemannCulinary Careers 1995Executive Chef, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Winnipeg
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