Dietary Aide Certificate

DIETARY AIDE CERTIFICATE
This program is currently not offered.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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This 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

PREREQUISITES

To register, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • 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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

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.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

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.(February 2016)
Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue   | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Wed |  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Refund policy

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.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $100 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $200 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $25 deducted from the course fee. Refunds received less than a week prior to classes starring will have $50 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Career & Business Training/General Interest Courses
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $20. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $30. There will be no refunds once a course starts.