Academic Programs

Starting with world-class education is an important step towards working in the dynamic food and beverage manufacturing sector. Through our partners at Colleges Ontario and the University of Guelph, we have compiled a list of the post-secondary programs offered in Ontario.

The GTA Food and Beverage Cluster works closely with our partners to ensure that all post-secondary programming information is up-to-date. We recommend confirming program details with the program provider to ensure absolute accuracy.

Download the full list here: GTA Food and Beverage Post-Secondary Programs Chart

COLLEGE PROGRAMS

Algonquin College
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature
Areas of Study: Horticultural IndustriesFood and Nutrition Management

Cambrian College
Credential: N/A
Duration: N/A
Requirements: N/A
Areas of Study: Ministry Apprenticeships

Canadore College
Credential: Certificate
Duration: 1 year
Requirements: OSSD or equivalent; ENG4C or ENG4U
Areas of Study: Food and Beverage Service

Conestoga College
Credential: Certificate
Duration: 10 weeks
Requirements: OSSD or equivalent; OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status
Areas of Study: Food Service Worker

Durham College: Horticulture – Food and Farming
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: OSSD or Mature student status with Grade 12 English college, college/university or university (C, M or U); Grade 12 Mathematics (C, M or U)
Areas of Study: Horticulture – Food and Farming

Durham College: Horticulture Technician
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: OSSD or Mature student status with Grade 12 English C, M or U; Grade 12 Mathematics C, M or U
Areas of Study: Horticulture Technician

Durham College: Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Duration: 3 years
Requirements: Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a minimum grade of C/60%
Areas of Study: Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology

Durham College: Hospitality Skills
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: OSSD or Mature student status; Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
Areas of Study: Hospitality Skills

Durham College: Hospitality Management
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: OSSD or Mature student status; Grade 12 English (C, M or U)
Areas of Study: Hospitality Management

Fanshawe College
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: N/A
Areas of Study: Hospitality Management – Food and Beverage (co-op available)

George Brown College: Food and Beverage Management
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 4 semesters
Requirements: OSSD or equivalent; Grade 12 English (C or U)
Areas of Study: Food and Beverage Management

George Brown College: Food and Nutrition Management
Credential: Graduate Certificate
Duration: 2 semesters
Requirements: College diploma or university degree; must have completed a two-year culinary or hospitality management program at an Ontario or Canadian college, an apprenticeship program or another equivalent program, which includes a number of specific, required courses; demonstrated experience; interview
Areas of Study: Food and Nutrition Management

George Brown College: Hospitality Operations Management
Credential: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: OSSD with six Grade 12 U, M or C courses, or equivalent, including: Grade 12 U English and any Grade 12 U Mathematics. A grade of 60% or higher in all prerequisite courses and an overall average of 65% in six Grade 12 U, M or C courses. Recommended courses: basic computer software applications OR for Mature student status (19 years of age and older): Grade 12 U English and any Grade 12 U Mathematics are required (grade of 65% or higher required in all courses). Post-secondary courses in English and Mathematics with a grade of B or higher will be considered
Areas of Study: Hospitality Operations Management

Humber College: Food and Beverage Service
Credential: Certificate
Duration: 2 semesters
Requirements: OSSD or equivalent including these required courses: Grade 12 English (ENG 4C or ENG 4U or equivalent), three Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U courses
Areas of Study: Food and Beverage Service

Humber College: Food and Nutrition Management
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 4 semesters
Requirements: OSSD or equivalent including these required courses: Grade 12 English (ENG 4C or ENG 4U or equivalent), Grade 12 Mathematics, two Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U courses, Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U level is recommended and will be required for September 2016 admission
Areas of Study: Food and Nutrition Management

Mohawk College
Credential: Apprenticeship
Duration: 1 year
Requirements: OSSD with English, any Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent
Areas of Study: Horticulture Technician (co-op available)

Niagara College: Greenhouse Technician (co-op available)
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: OSSD with English, any Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent
Areas of Study: Greenhouse Technician (co-op available)

Niagara College: Wine Business Management
Credential: Graduate Certificate
Duration: 1 year
Requirements: Ontario college diploma or Bachelor’s degree, OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education (as determined by the college)
Areas of Study: Wine Business Management

Niagara College: Winery and Viticulture Technician
Credential: Diploma
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: OSSD with English – any Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent; Mathematics – any Grade 12 C or U equivalent; Biology – Grade 11 C or U OR Chemistry – Grade 11 U or Grade 12 C or U
Areas of Study: Winery and Viticulture Technician

Niagara College: Culinary Innovation and Food Technology (co-op available)
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Duration: 3 years
Requirements: OSSD with English – any Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent; Mathematics – any Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent
Areas of Study: Culinary Innovation and Food Technology (co-op available)

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

University of Guelph: Food Science (co-op available)
Credential: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 76-80% entrance GPA, courses in ENG 4U; MHF 4U; 2 of SBI,SCH,SPH; 2 additional 4U or 4M courses
Areas of Study: Food Science

University of Guelph: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Crop Horticulture and Turfgrass Science, Organic Agriculture
Credential: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 76-80% entrance GPA, courses in ENG 4U; MHF 4U; 2 of SBI,SCH,SPH; 2 additional 4U
Areas of Study: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Crop Horticulture and Turfgrass Science, Organic Agriculture

University of Guelph: Food and Agricultural Business (co-op available)
Credential: Bachelor of Commerce
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 76-81% entrance GPA, courses in ENG 4U; MHF 4U; one additional math, three additional 4U
Areas of Study: Food and Agricultural Business (co-op available)

University of Guelph: Environmental Management, Equine Management
Credential: Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 75-78% entrance GPA, courses in ENG 4U; SBI 4U; one additional math or chem, four additional 4U/M
Areas of Study: Environmental Management, Equine Management

University of Guelph: Greenhouse Production Management
Credential: Graduate Certificate
Duration: 4 semesters
Requirements: N/A
Areas of Study: Greenhouse Production Management

Brock University
Credential: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 80% entrance GPA, minimum 70% in Math and Chemistry; also credit in Biology, Physics and Math
Areas of Study: Minor in Oenology and Viticulture – Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology also available (co-op available)

Ryerson University
Credential: Bachelor of Applied Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 80-83% entrance GPA, courses in English, Chemistry (SCH), Biology (SBI)
Areas of Study: Nutrition and Food

Ryerson University offers two types of programs: 1) Grades selective programs determine your basis of admission solely on academic performance. 2) Grades-plus programs use a combination of grades, portfolios, interviews and/or auditions to make admission decisions

Trent University
Credential: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: 70% entrance GPA, six 4U/M courses, 60% in ENG 4U, SBI 4U, 4U math recommended
Areas of Study: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Western University (Brescia College)
Credential: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: Low- to mid-80% GPA range
Areas of Study: Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology