Blend your passion for baked goods into a career you love in the Baker Apprenticeship. If you have a genuine interest in baking, enjoy chemical processes, possess a keen sense of taste and smell, and are creatively inclined, you have all the ingredients to create a masterpiece in the Baker Apprenticeship.
The Baker Apprenticeship program will prepare you for a host of opportunities through an eight-week apprenticeship format designed to prepare you for Red Seal designation. Your newly acquired skills and expertise from the classroom will serve you well on the job as you master the art of baking, learning from award-winning instructors who have a true commitment to their craft.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
After completing the 3rd year training and exam you’ll be ready to write the Red Seal exam and pursue your career in:
- Specialty Bakeries
- Catering Companies
- Camps and Hotels
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of classroom training per year in addition to on-the-job training
Rotating rack ovens capable of injecting steam for baking in the college’s on-campus bakery
Credential / Accreditation
Certified 'Journeyman' Papers
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- Successful completion of English 10-2, Math 10-3, or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam.
- English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20, and related career and technology studies courses are recommended.
Please note: You must be a registered apprentice to apply for this program. Information on how to become a registered apprentice is available on the Alberta Government's website.
Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.
You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.
To arrange a tour, call 403-320-3322 or toll-free 1-800-572-0103.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 4C7
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!
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The Baker Apprenticeship is delivered through an eight-week apprenticeship model with some blended components. Students can choose to complete the first four week of theory on campus or online. The last four weeks must be completed on campus.
Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training. You’ll work with an employer and our experienced instructors to gain the best of both worlds as you work and earn money while training.
This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.
This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.
- Standard Workplace Safety
- Yeast Raised Goods
- Cookies, Cakes, Pastries and Quick Breads
- Creams, Custards, Fillings and Icings
- Trade Mathematics
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Tuition and Fees
Costs for books/supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their books/supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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