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Diploma in Baking and Pastry Arts

Canada

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What will I learn?

Take exceptional instructors with backgrounds in traditional and contemporary baking and pastry arts from around the world, add state-of-the-art training facilities and a progressive curriculum, and you get the top Baking and Pastry Arts program in Canada.

If you have enjoyed baking all of your life, have an artistic flair and are interested in creating magic with elegant dessert showpieces, we can help take your passion to the next level. A career in baking and pastry arts will have you balancing exact measurements and chemistry on one hand while using your imagination and creativity to develop exciting new recipes on the other.

In an industry experiencing high demand, graduates from SAIT's Baking and Pastry Arts program are well prepared for a diverse range of career options after graduation. In this technical discipline, the craft of pastry is teamed with the art of baking, sugar artistry and fine artisanal chocolate production.

At SAIT, we focus on your success through a personalized approach, small class sizes, plenty of hands-on training and exciting new facility upgrades. Our labs are state-of-the-art and include a specialized chocolate lab and downtown Culinary Campus.

During this full-time two-year diploma program, you will be trained in baking fundamentals and advanced baking practices. The program covers yeast goods, artisan bread, pastries, sugar artistry, chocolate, special occasion and wedding cakes, flans, tortes and much more. You will also learn important management skills on food regulations, customer service, costing, pricing, merchandising and starting your own business.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can pursue job opportunities locally and abroad as a(n):

  • pastry chef
  • specialty cake decorator
  • bakery manager
  • retail baker
  • chocolatier

Related careers include:

  • caterer
  • food science technologist
  • chef

Waitlisted for Fall 2022, Winter 2022

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,548.38 (US$ 19,657) per year
Year 1: CAN $26,548.38; Year 2: CAN $25,555.24

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2023, 18 March 2024

Venue

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

1301-16 Avenue NW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T2M 0L4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college. SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading. English language requirement: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 in each skill/category; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 20 in each category; Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum score of 53; Michigan English Language Assessment (MELAB): A minimum score of 76.

For international students

A minimum of 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2, and,
Math 10C or Math 10-3 or Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission.

English language requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 in each skill/category

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60 overall band

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 20 in each category

Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA): A score of 8 in each section

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum score of 53

Michigan English Test (MELAB): A minimum score of 51

Duolingo: 105 minimum

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About Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

SAIT equips its students for success in a global marketplace through industry expertise and hands-on learning, supported by world-class facilities.

  • Located in Calgary, the 4th largest city in Canada
  • Attracts international students from over 97 countries
  • Relevant, industry-led programs
  • Easy access to beautiful natural landscapes

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