Baking and Pastry Arts, Certificate | Vancouver Community College | Vancouver, Canada
24 months
18887 CAD/year
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Learn professional techniques for artisanal bread and fine pastry production from Canada’s top bakers in a fully equipped industrial kitchen with the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Vancouver Community College.

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What you will learn

By taking the Baking and Pastry Arts 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
  • Quickbreads and loaf cakes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professionalism & Organization

  • Fermentation

  • Lamination

  • Frying

  • Eeration & Emulsification

  • Design an Decoration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


64 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 higher
  • 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
  • Proof of completion of VCC Lower Intermediate English or equivalent, which includes a Canadian Language Benchmark of Listening, Speaking, Reading 5 and Writing 4; TOEFL: 45; or IELTS: overall 4.5, with no band less than 4.0
  • BC Foodsafe Certificate Level 1

Tuition Fee

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    18887 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37775 CAD for the full programme during 24 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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