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Professional Cook 1 (Institutional Entry)

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Learn the essentials of cooking. From core culinary skills, to preparing and cooking stocks, soups, sauces, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, sandwiches and desserts, you are well on your way to mastering your new craft. At NIC, hands-on classes ensure you will also be introduced to menu planning, nutrition and human resource management.

Upon successful completion of the program, the PC1 provincial final exams and, an additional 400 hours of documented industry experience, you will receive provincial certification as a Professional Cook 1. You are then eligible to continue your career development as you work toward attaining Professional Cook 2.

Please apply online via the Apply Now Link. Applications will be reviewed in order of receipt. Students may be eligible for funding to cover the cost of training. Funding eligibility is reviewed as part of the application process.


Tuition and Costs   

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Admission Requirements

Option 1


Or successful completion of FSK 030  if the above requirements are not met.

  1. High school graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisite
  2. Successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1

Or Option 2

  1. Successful North Island College Culinary Arts program assessment. For more information, check the Culinary Arts Assessment Study Information
  2. Successful completion of FoodSafe Level 1

Before Classes Begin

Once you have been accepted to the program but before classes begin, you are required to complete the following questionnaire.  You must bring the completed questionnaire with you to the first day of class. Download the PDF or pick up a copy at Student Services. (Exception: High school students applying through the Dual Credit application process do NOT need to submit the questionnaire.)

Course Requirements

Dates and classes may change or be cancelled depending on demand. 

Completion Requirements

Students will be required to achieve a minimum C (Letter Grade Scale 2).

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