Holland College | Pastry Arts

Pastry Arts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Tourism & Culinary Centre
Credential: Certificate, Pastry Arts
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Applicants must have the ability to perform physically challenging tasks.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $6,709
Lab Fee $ 1,945
Student Union $168
Health Insurance Fee $420
Fitness Centre Fee $80
Graduation Fee $100
Purchased Books $570
Knives $ 475
Uniforms & Laundry $1,210
Total $11,677
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 7,731
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 3,946
Other Program Costs 1st Year
On site parking $164
Total $164

After graduating from the Pastry Arts program, you’ll be ready to work in:

  • Pastry shops and bakeries
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Related areas of food service industry
  • Self-employment

Program Overview

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will now start on November 2, 2020 and end on June 25, 2021.

Our Pastry Arts program provides students with a solid foundation in baking methods and pastry techniques. You’ll begin by learning the basics of dough preparation and batters, and advance to preparing custards, French pastries and contemporary plated desserts. You’ll learn to bake breads, pies, cakes, cookies, creams and pastries, and you will perfect these skills by creating desserts for customers at our on-site restaurants each day. Business courses will also prepare you for restaurant operations. By the end of the program, you will be well prepared to work in a restaurant as a pastry chef or to open your own establishment.

The Culinary Institute of Canada is located in the Tourism and Culinary Centre. Take a virtual tour of the Tourism and Culinary Centre here.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

The Red Seal is the interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade. When you have an Interprovincial Red Seal, you can work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. It gives you a competitive edge and flexibility in the market.

The Pastry Arts program is an excellent way to get started on your Red Seal as a baker. In the program, you’ll earn 930 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training, and write the one block exam—putting you well on your way to certification. After you graduate and are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice and get credit for the hours earned and block exam passed while you were at Holland College. Then you can complete the journey and take the interprovincial exam.


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