Food Service Assistant Certificate

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Program Overview

Food Service Assistants play an instrumental role within the food industry. Kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers, clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers who prepare or serve food and beverages. They are employed by restaurants, cafés, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals, and other establishments.

This program provides participants with the basic soft skills, technical skills and interpersonal skills that will lead them to a successful and meaningful life.

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Pursue a career in the hospitality industry with our Food Service Assistant Certificate. Dynamic Career opportunities. Get program information today!

Career Occupation*

The students from this program will be able to work as:

Front of the House Career Occupations

  • Server helper
  • Busser
  • Salad bar attendant
  • Cafeteria counter attendant
  • Bartender
  • Food Counter attendant
  • Ice Cream counter attendant

Back of the House Career Occupations

  • Cook helper
  • Prep Cook
  • Sandwich Maker
  • Salad Maker
  • Kitchen helper
  • Dishwasher

The graduates will be able to work with other team members to provide a quality food experience for customers.

Program Admission Requirements

Participant entry into the Food Service Assistant program requires applicant provide:

  • Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more).
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College, scoring 60% or more

Note: Following are to be completed before program completion:

  • Food safe Level 1 certificate
  • Serving It Right certificate
  • WHMIS certificate
  • Super Host certificate

Program Organization

Course # Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
FSAC1001 Orientation and Introduction to Food Service Industry 20
FSAC1002 Introduction to Workplace Practices 20
FSAC1003 Introduction to Workplace Communications and Ethics 40
FSAC1004 Food Safety, Facility Cleanliness & Maintenance Awareness 75
FSAC1005 Introduction to Kitchen Fundamentals 115
FSAC1006 Introduction to Cold Kitchen 115
FSAC1007 Introduction to Hot Kitchen 115

Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.

Fee Structure

1 Application Fee $ 250 Domestic Students
2 Textbooks Fee $ 100
3 Tuition Fee $ 4420
4 Materials Fee $ 300
Total $ 5,070
1 Application Fee $ 250 International Students
2 Textbooks Fee $ 100
3 Tuition Fee $ 5380
4 Materials Fee $ 300
Total $ 6,030


Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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