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.

Delivered through the provincial Weekly Apprenticeship Training System, the Baker Apprenticeship allows you to earn dough while making dough – you’ll work full-time in the industry and attend class just one day a week. You’ll be able to immediately test out your newly acquired skills and expertise from the classroom on the job as you master the art of baking.

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Career Opportunities

In just three short years, you’ll be ready to write the Red Seal exam and pursue your career in:

  • specialty bakeries
  • restaurants
  • hospitals
  • institutions
  • catering companies
  • camps and hotels
  • supermarkets   Baker

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the number of days per week you’ll be on campus receiving technical training


Rotating rack ovens capable of injecting steam for baking in the college’s on-campus bakery




Credential / Accreditation

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers


3 years

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Academic Centre

Centre for Trades


Academic requirements

  • 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

Telephone: 1-800-248-4823
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Fax: 403-381-5795

Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!

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Delivery Formats

The Baker Apprenticeship program is delivered through the Weekly Apprenticeship Training system on campus but may have some blended and hyflex components.


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 offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.

Weekly Apprenticeship Training System

The Weekly Apprenticeship Training System involves one day of training per week at Lethbridge College throughout the length of the program. For the rest of the week, you’ll be on the job learning from your employer.


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Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) programs involve one day of training at Lethbridge College per week throughout the length of the program.

Courses include:
  • Standard Workplace Safety
  • Yeast Raised Goods
  • Cookies, Cakes, Pastries and Quick Breads
  • Creams, Custards, Fillings and Icings
  • Trade Mathematics

View the full course outline for the Baker – WATS Apprenticeship.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
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Year 3

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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