Baking and Pastry Arts - Artisan Baking, Certificate | Vancouver Community College | Vancouver, Canada
11 months
25971 CAD/full
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Develop professional skills for artisanal bread and pastry production including foundational baking, gluten-free, savoury, and international products with the Baking and Pastry Arts - Artisan Baking program at Vancouver Community College.

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What you will learn

By taking the Baking and Pastry Arts - Artisan Baking program at Vancouver Community College , you will learn:

  • Health, sanitation, and safety
  • Use of bakery equipment including scales, mixers, proofers, and ovens
  • Knife skills
  • Theoretical baking principles and processes
  • Ingredients and methodology
  • Biscuits and muffins
  • Pie dough and straight dough
  • Aeration and emulsification
  • Cookies, pies, tarts
  • Croissant, Danish, and puff dough lamination
  • Cakes, cookies, sponges
  • Buttercreams, glazes, ganaches
  • Dessert plating and presentation
  • Composition, use of colours and textures
  • Pastries, slices, and squares

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Principles

  • Basic Methodology

  • Budgeting and Cost Control

  • Retail Operations

  • Professionalism & Organization

  • Fermentation

  • Lamination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 10 or higher (note that this program is Canadian Language Benchmarked at Listening, Speaking, Reading 7 and Writing 6); TOEFL: 68; or IELTS: Overall 5.5, with no band less than 5.0
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 or equivalent
  • BC Foodsafe Certificate Level 1

For students applying to the Combined Skills with ESL support program, the admission requirements are:

  • Successful completion of Grade 10 or equivalent in country of origin
  • Successful completion of a Math course at the Grade 10 or equivalent level
  • ELSK 0515 and ELSK 0520 each with a grade of ‘S’ or equivalent (Canadian Language Benchmarks of Listening 5, Speaking 5, Reading 5 and Writing 5)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25971 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25971 CAD for the full programme during 11 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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