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Professional Cook | Apprenticeship Level 1


The Professional Cook program is comprised of ITA approved courses that enable students to acquire Professional Cook Level 1 and Professional Cook Level 2 apprenticeship training, and provides them with the skills and knowledge required for employment as an apprentice cook or entrance into the Professional Cook Level 3. The program refines student’s communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ethics as they relate to industry standards. Professional standards are not only what we expect from our students, but what our peers in the hospitality industry will expect from them as well.

PC Level 1

Occupational Skills
Stocks, Soups and Sauces
Vegetables and Fruits
Eggs, Breakfast Cookery and Dairy
Baked Goods and Desserts
Total Credits0

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PC Level 1

  • Grade 12 OR Mature Student
  • English Studies 10, English First Peoples 10 or equivalent AND
  • Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 (AWM 10) or higher
  • OR Successful completion of a CAT Assessment
  • OR Permission of Instructor

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PC Level 1

Fees Domestic International
Full-time 28 Weeks 28 Weeks
Tuition $2,249.80 $9,561.16
Student Union fees $109.28 $109.28
Mandatory fees $643.16 $693.74
Extended Health and Dental*: $285.00 $602.04
Total tuition: $3,287.24 $10,966.22
Books/Supplies $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Total program cost: $4,887.24 $12,596.22

Tuition and fees effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.

Books & supplies

Note: Please see the separate book, supply and tool lists, as some are repeated at all levels.   Please pay for your tool kit at the Registration Office.

Approximate supply costs outlined in the Program Fees section include the following items:

  1. Clothing and equipment
  2. Shoes that conform to Worker’s Compensation board regulations
  3. Set of knives
  4. Books
  5. Uniforms
  6. Required supplies
  7. Weekly cleaning fee
  8. Laptop Computer with Word Processing Program Installed (purchase externally) 

Practicum travel, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not included in the program costs and are the responsibility of the student.

Learn more about the other levels in the Culinary Arts program:

Career opportunities 

Graduates have the opportunities to obtain employment in local restaurants, five star tourist lodges, mining and logging camps, cruise ships and catering companies. Past graduates have worked in Fairmont hotels, Holland America Cruise Lines, and have gone over seas to work in Europe.