Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Food And Nutrition Management
This Graduate Certificate focuses on culinary management and nutrition skills that can give you an edge on advanced supervisory or management positions in commercial or industrial kitchens. The online format accommodates the often irregular schedule of the hospitality industry. The capstone field placement will allow participants to practice and hone the skills they have learned.
The industry-specific course material focuses on skills that are not easy to acquire on the job, such as nutrition-based theory, effective communication skills for leaders, and the fundamentals of human and financial management.
This two- semester program includes four online courses in the first semester and three in the second semester. During each semester, students will hone their new skills and knowledge through a field placement with a concurrent consolidation course. These field placements allow participants to complete all components of the program within their communities of residence (subject to the community having eligible institutional settings.)
Why Choose Fleming
The online format of this program allows students to continue working while learning. The courses are taught by industry professionals who bring their vast experience to the classroom. Principles of management and leadership are taught both as general concepts and with specific application to the food service industry.
A unique feature of this program is the inclusion of two placements with concurrent consolidation courses. The placement starts mid-way through the first semester, so students can start implementing what they have learned. The consolidation course allows students to share their experience, learn from each other and receive valuable instructor feedback. The second placement will be a culmination of all the skills and knowledge acquired in this program.
What It Takes To Succeed
Online courses require self-directed, self-disciplined learning, as well as basic computer skills and a computer with a high-speed internet connection. Although not required, experience working or volunteering in an institutional food service environment will contribute to your success in the program.
This program was developed as a career-enhancing certificate for graduates of hospitality and culinary programs, as well as employees in those fields. There is currently a high demand for Food and Nutrition Managers. Graduates of this program may find employment in large food service companies, especially those in the health care industry, large catering companies,and commercial and industrial kitchens.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Students applying to Food And Nutrition Management must meet the following requirements:
- Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in a related field or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the requirements listed above who possess a combination of education and relevant experience may be considered on an individual basis.