Dietary Aide Certificate

Dietary Aide Certificate

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imageThis 6 week program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as food handlers in institutional settings. Students will learn to assemble and serve food and beverages while meeting food safety handling regulations. Students will earn industry-recognized certification for FoodSafe Level 1 and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), which will increase their employability. The program includes 4 weeks of classroom modules and a 2 week practicum.

Topics covered include:

  • Food assembly & service
  • Food safety
  • Worksafe practice
  • Equipment usage
  • Nutrition and specialized diets
  • Institutional sanitization/infection control
  • Communication, team skills and personal development
  • Professionalism and work ethic
  • Resume writing and interview skills
Students should meet the following prerequisites before registering:

  • English 10 or equivalent
  • Must be in general good health with the ability to bend, stretch, and lift up to 20 pounds
  • Practicum placements require the completion of a criminal record check (cost is approximately $28); the instructor will provide the application form on the first day of class
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 70% in each segment of the program
  • Completion of all assignments, presentations and tests
  • Successful completion of the practicum
  • Demonstration of professional standards of behaviour
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to seek job opportunities in institutional and commercial settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living communities, schools, hotels and restaurants.
Very good instructor, helpful and kind. We really appreciate everything he did for us. We are now confident with knowledge to use for the future.
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Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1660-2 May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
9:15 am to 3:15 pm
26 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
$1400 Registration is now closed
Registration by phone or in person:

Register by phone
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Tue | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

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