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Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Artistry

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Program Code: AC511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters
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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. Practical classes take place in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Participate in chocolate tasting and sample production and evaluation

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


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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

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.

In June 2021, CHCH Morning Live visited the Humber culinary labs, watch the clip.

Thank You!

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

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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 confectionary products for market. This program prepares students for work experiences both at home and abroad, with advanced knowledge of sustainability and ethical sourcing.

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.


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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 all listed course requirements.

    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

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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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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,044.80
  • international: $16,532.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Joe Kumar, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5730
joe.kumar@humber.ca

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.

Admissions Road Map

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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