Baking- Commercial Bakeries 1810

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Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 1810
School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2323

At present, baking positions in Canada represent about 0.5% of total Tourism Sector Employment, excluding pastry chefs. According to Ontario Job Futures, as of 2004 there are approximately 15,800 positions in Ontario with 40% of these positions being located within the GTA.

The Commercial Bakeries program is designed to meet this industry demand for people skilled in producing baked goods. Students will learn to produce commercial quantities of breads, rolls, sweet dough, savoury and sweet pastry, danish and puff pastry, cookies, cakes and desserts.

After a two-semester full-time training program graduates are qualified for entry level positions in retail bakeries, supermarkets, department stores, hotels, camps, and other related business. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to carry out their duties in a safe, ethical and professional manner.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CMBK-101 Baking and Pastry Arts Theory Progress Campus
CMBK-102 Baking and Pastry Arts Practical Level 1 Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HTAP-101 Introduction to Computing Progress Campus
HTAP-102 Introduction to Hospitality Accounting Progress Campus
HTAP-153 Practical Math for Hospitality Progress Campus
HTAP-157 Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CMBK-103 Baking and Pastry Arts Practical Level 2 Progress Campus
CMBK-104 Mathematics for Bakers Progress Campus
CMBK-105 Quantity Baking Production Progress Campus
COMM-170/171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
HTAP-201 Principles of Hospitality Management Progress Campus
KMGT-104 Purchasing for the Commercial Kitchen Progress Campus
KMGT-201 Foodservice Cost Control Progress Campus

Program Highlights

This program will be taught by professional bakers in our newly renovated baking lab.  The curriculum for this program has been carefully crafted to provide our graduates with all of the skills necessary to gain employment in this growing field.

Additional highlights include:

  • state of the art computer labs
  • hands-on training & classroom learning
  • industry experienced faculty

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates who have completed an advanced program after finishing their studies in Commercial Baker may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities, institutes, and professional associations. These partnerships allow students to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:

  • Athabasca University
  • International Hotel Management Institute (Switzerland)
  • Malaspina University-College (B.C.)
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Calgary
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Royal Roads University (B.C.)
  • University of Guelph

Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Career Outlook

Qualified graduates who have completed an advanced program after finishing their studies in Commercial Baker may be hired by the following companies after graduation:

  • Costco
  • WalMart Supercentre
  • Loblaws
  • Metro
  • Sobeys