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.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $6,577
Lab Fee $ 1,965
Student Union $168
Health Insurance Fee $410
Fitness Centre Fee $80
Graduation Fee $100
Purchased Books $570
Knives $ 475
Uniforms & Laundry $1,250
Total $11,595
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 7,678
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 3,917
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

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.

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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