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Dietary Aide Certificate

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Join a team of food service professionals.  This 5 week program provides students with the certification, skills and knowledge needed to work as food handlers in institutional settings such as care facilities, hospitals, retirement homes, and schools.  Students will be trained to prepare and serve food and beverages while observing food safe handling, palatability, nutritional value and digestibility.  This full time program consists of 3 weeks in class modules and a 2 week practicum.

Where can I get a job?
The graduate of the program will be able to seek job opportunities in Institutional settings such as long term care, hospitals, assisted living, schools, as well as restaurants and hotels.

Course Content
The training program includes industry recognized certificates to enhance the graduate's employability.  This includes FoodSafe Level 1, and WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).

Topics:

  • Food Preparation and Service
  • Safe Food Handling and Work Safety
  • Equipment Usage
  • Nutrition and Specialized Diets
  • Personal Development
  • Professionalism and Work Ethics
  • Communication and Team Skills
  • Resume Writing & Interview Skills
  • Institutional Sanitation and Infection Control

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates are encouraged to attend a Free information session where they will learn more about the program.
  • Candidates must be in general good health with the ability to stoop, lift and stretch as might be required in the performance of work duties, and the ability to stand for a full working day.
  • The candidate must be free of allergies or any condition which may be aggrevated by the handling of food, cleaning and laundry products.
  • Applicants to this program should be aware that some practicum placements (e.g. hospital, care home) may require completion of a Criminal Record Search (CRS) indicating no relevant criminal record. Students who are assigned to a practicum that requires a CRS, are expected to complete the CRS at their own expense.

Completion Requirements:

  • A minimum average of 70% in each segment of the program.
  • Completion of all assignments, presentations and tests.
  • Successful completion of the practical components.
  • A demonstration of professional standards of behaviour.

Free Information Session:
Tuesday September 16.
Location:  Burnaby Central School

How to Apply:  Registration for the Fall term opens August 01. 
There are many easy ways to register:
Registration can be done in person at the Administration office (5325 Kincaid), in person at Burnaby Central School (Mon-Thurs evening starting Sept 3), online, or by phone, 604-296-6901. 

Housekeeping & Laundry Aide (for Health Care) Certificate

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This four week course will introduce the student to the role of the Laundry aide and Housekeeping Aide in a hospital, assisted living, or long term care facility setting.  The course will cover the basic operational requirements for the laundry and housekeeping departments.   Resume writing and job search strategies will also be covered.

Students will gain hands-on experience working during a one week practicum in an institutional setting as well as participate in field trips during the three week classroom portion of the course. 

Where can I get a job?
The graduate of the program will be able to seek job opportunities in institutional settings such as long term care, hospitals, and assisted living.   In some cases the skills may also be transferable to work in the hotel and cruise ship industry.

Course Content

  • Basic Laundry systems
  • Types of soils
  • Types of Fabric
  • WHMIS
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Communication and Team Building
  • Linen distribution methods
  • Infection Control
  • Horizontal and Vertical Cleaning Methods
  • Special Cleaning
  • Waste Management
  • Reprocessing
  • Floor Surface Management
  • Bed Making
  • Resume Writing and Job Search

Admission Requirements:

  • Good command of the English language
  • Must be in general good health with the ability to bend, stretch, lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Proof of negative TB test or proof applicant does not have an active case of TB.
  • Applicants to this program should be aware that some practicum placements may require completion of a Criminal Record Search (CRS) indicating no relevant criminal record. Students who are assigned to a practicum that requires a CRS, are expected to complete the CRS at their own expense.  (the school can provide the form).

Completion Requirements:

  • A minimum average of 70% in each segment of the program.
  • Completion of all assignments, presentations and tests.
  • Successful completion of the practical components.
  • A demonstration of professional standards of behaviour.

Free Information Session:
Tuesday September 16 at 7:30 pm
Location:  Burnaby Central School

How to Apply:  Registration for the Fall term opens August 01. 
There are many easy ways to register:
Registration can be done in person at the Administration office (5325 Kincaid), in person at Burnaby South School (Mon-Thurs evening starting Sept 3), online, or by phone, 604-296-6901.

Hotel Management Certificate programs

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Career opportunities in the Hotel industry are growing. Tourism is increasing and the hotel industry is keeping up. If you are interested in a career in this industry, or if you currently are working in a hotel and would like to move into a position with more responsibility, take this program. 

Industry recognized professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Education Institute.

Courses offered: 

  • Managing Front Office Operations Certificate (classroom based)
  • Convention Management Certificate (classroom based)
  • Supervision in the Hospitality Industry (online)
  • Managing Housekeeping Operations (online)
  • Revenue Management:  Maximizing Revenue in the Hospitality Operations (online)

A certificate will be awarded for successfully completing each course.
A (RDSC) Rooms Division Specialization Certificate will be awarded after completing all 5 courses.

 When does the next program start?
 Sept 2014

Upcoming Free Information Session:
Tuesday September 16, 2014
Location:  Burnaby South School

Foodsafe Level 1

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This course is designed for kitchen staff and dining room attendants. Topics include microbiology, food borne illnesses, personal hygiene and health, serving and dispensing, food protection and preparation, receiving and storing food safely and dish washing methods. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a recognized certificate in sanitary food handling. Please bring your medical card. Preregistration is required.

How often are courses offered?
Courses are typically offered once a  month, either on a Friday or Saturday during the day.
Phone 604-296.6901 to register.