Program Description

Enhance your food service skills for employment in Long Term Care and Health Care facilities!

Turn your interest in food and health into a rewarding career as a Food Services Worker. Focusing on safety, sanitation and nutrition, this program combines online theory courses with hands-on fieldwork.

Explore cooking principles and methods for preparing food in large quantities, nutrition in the health care environment, menu planning, diet therapy, food handling and more, to help prepare you for a career in the food services department across various health care facilities.

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

If English is your second language, we strongly recommend a Canadian Language Benchmark of 6.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Career Opportunities

  • Food Service Departments in Health Care Facilities, specifically Long Term Care.
  • Food Service Worker

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

Visit our Food Services Fieldwork page for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

Continuing Education
Health, Nursing and Community Studies
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Completion Requirement

7 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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