Friday, September 13, 2013

Complete a Baking Program In Two Semesters

If you have a passion for baking and two semesters to spend in a baking program, Centennial College’s Baking – Commercial Bakeries program may be for you. Designed to see students graduate with an Ontario College Certificate and the knowledge they need to enter entry level positions in retail bakeries, supermarkets, department stores, hotels, camps and other related businesses, this baking program offers a well rounded education. The baking courses at Toronto-based Centennial College are ideal for those who are most interested in working in commercial kitchens and have a general interest in the baking industry.

•    Baking program applicants must possess minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).

•    The baking program requires students to have completed English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment.

•    Centennial College’s largest location, Progress Campus, is home to this baking program.

•    Because of its location, students of the baking program have access to many School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture facilities that enhance their education.

•    Among the facilities that benefit baking program students are a kitchen, in which they can obtain hands-on training, as well as a newly renovated lab and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

•    The ultimate goal of these baking courses is to meet industry demands for people skilled in producing baked goods.

•    Students learn from instructors who are professional bakers.

•    The curriculum for this baking program has been carefully crafted to provide graduates with all of the skills necessary to gain employment in this growing field.

•    Students learn to produce commercial quantities of breads, rolls, sweet dough, savoury and sweet pastry, danish and puff pastry, cookies, cakes and desserts.

•    Among specific baking courses are: Baking and Pastry Arts Theory (provides students with essential, practical knowledge to produce commercial baking products); Quantity Bakery Production (emphasis is placed on technique, terminology, organization, professionalism, safe handling and storage of products); Purchasing for Commercial Kitchens (designed to demonstrate to learners the procedures required to build an integrated purchasing system for food and non-food items); and more.

•    In this baking program, students also learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to carry out their duties in a safe, ethical and professional manner.

•    Helping baking program students to develop professional attitudes is facilitated through courses such as College Communications, Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene; and more.

•    Among the companies that may hire qualified graduates who have completed an advanced program after finishing Centennial College’s baking program are: Wal-Mart Supercentre, Loblaws, Metro, Costco and Sobeys.

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