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Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

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Program Code: AC511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

The Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry graduate certificate program offers you an opportunity to develop high-level skills in pastry arts. Using advanced techniques and sophisticated equipment, you will design and produce artisanal chocolates and confections, international desserts, frozen preparations, and multi-tiered special occasion cakes in Humber's state-of-the-art bake labs. You will research current trends and emerging technologies in chocolate and confectionery with a focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship. Studies in entrepreneurship, and recipe and product development will culminate in the launch of a branded product. This program is offered in a flexible learning environment allowing students to learn online, in-class or in a hybrid format. 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Experiment with advanced chocolatier and confectionery techniques, applications, and ingredients to create innovative, specialty products

  • Solve complex and/or unexpected design and production challenges by adapting established and emerging chocolatier and confectionery practices

  • Manage the production and commercialization of an original chocolate or sugar product across varied retail units

  • Create original confectionery products to target diversified markets, including artisan and mass production settings

  • Adhere to all aspects of safety, standardized production, and regulatory food packaging and nutritional labelling

  • Use specialized equipment and emerging technologies to create unique showpieces, and chocolate and sugar products

  • Master advanced sugar and sculpting techniques to produce decorations that embellish other desserts and artistic showpieces

  • Maintain ethical and sustainable sourcing and productions of quality products to support new and established global business partnerships

  • Participate in chocolate tasting and sample production and evaluation

  • Contribute to professional and public knowledge sharing related to food science, nutrition, and production


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The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-Art Labs

The new bake labs are fully accessible and AODA compliant. Students have access to:

  • a new 36 tray, dual mode, hybrid oven for real world experience in volume baking
  • specialty enhanced tools and equipment 
  • 2 stage Chocolate Enrobing machines
  • 100 qt dough mixer
  • blast freezers
  • televised chef's demos

Uniform Orders

Select your uniform for this program.


Thank You!

We are grateful to our corporate donors for their generous support of the Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry program.

 

Cacao Barry Logo     Callebaut logo     Kraft-Heinz logo     Lindt Logo  

 


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Take a 360 Degree Tour of the Baking Lab

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment opportunities in large-scale bakeries, hotels and resorts, bakery manufacturers, small-scale chocolate shops, and candy makers. Graduates may also choose to launch their own business or develop confectionery products for market. This program prepares students for work experiences both at home and abroad, with advanced knowledge of sustainability and ethical sourcing.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2021 North Open Open

Chef Junichi Mitsubori - Wagashi Demonstration

Watch the video to see Junichi Mitsubori, a wagashi master, offer a rare glimpse into the creation of traditional confectionery works of art.

Current students can order extra uniform items by emailing grace.regala@humber.ca to arrange payment and curbside pick-up.


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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor's degree, advanced diploma or diploma in baking and pastry arts management, culinary management or apprentice cook program. 

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i7-9750H= or higher
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8 GB of RAM 32 GB of RAM
Storage 256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Built-in microphone and webcam, Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Susan Joseph, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 2747
susan.joseph@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $8,030.94
  • international: $17,027.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Susan Joseph, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 2747
susan.joseph@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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