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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - SAIT Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Dual Credit - SAIT Culinary Arts & Hospitality

This course combines 3 SAIT courses, Introduction to Cooking, Cold Foods and Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism. The two culinary courses will take place at Tastemarket Campus downtown in the first half of the semester (Jan-April) and the Tourism course will take place on main campus in the second half (April-May).

Introduction to Cooking (BAKE-227) practical course introduces students to the daily operation of a production kitchen and the skills required across culinary disciplines. Cooking methods, knife skills, stock production, sauces, equipment familiarization, terminology and product identification are among the topics covered in the course. 

In Introduction to Cold Foods (COOK-223), students gain practical experience to prepare hors d’oeuvres, salads, dressings and vinaigrettes, sandwiches and a variety of cold appetizers. Topics include mise en place, storage, safe handling, cooking methods, production and service.

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (HOSP 200) explores the various sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry, the links between the sectors, and the benefits and impact of the industry on the economy, the environment and employment.

Program B​​​enefits

  • Experience industry training and get a jump start on your industry pathway while still in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and potential employment opportunities 
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and industry safety credentials​

10​ Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
9 post-secondary credits​​​​

Student Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 as of September
  • Are committed to the academic rigor of a condensed post-secondary culinary/hospitality program
  • Are able to arrange their own transportation to and from SAIT Downtown Tastemarket and Main Campus at different times of the course
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary Culinary course and the Tourism Industry
  • Pre-requisite/Co-requisite requirements: 
    • minimum 60% in English Language Arts 10-1 or 10-2, and Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2 
    • minimum 50% in Math 10C or Math 10-3 ​

Program​ Delivery​​​ and Location

  • In-person at multiple locations:
    • Culinary courses at SAIT Tastemarket (150-444 7 Avenue SW)
    • Hospitality & Tourism course at SAIT Main Campus (1301 16 Ave NW)

Progra​​m ​​D​ates

  • Semester 2 mornings, Monday-Thursday​
  • Expected program times 8:30 - 11:30 AM​​​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.

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  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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