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Certificate of Achievement | Online

The food service worker is an essential member of the long-term care interdisciplinary team, delivering quality nutrition care and service in a health-care environment. Those currently employed in hospitals, institutions, special-care homes and integrated-care facilities will benefit from this program. Areas to be covered include customer service, safe food-handling techniques, safety, nutrition and communication. The Ministry of Health requires this program for all staff employed in the position of food service worker in long-term care dietary environments.

Career Opportunities

  • Food service worker in Health Care facilities
  • Dietary aide
  • Nutrition aide

Admissions

OSSD or Mature Student Status

If you are interested in completing the entire certificate program, please click here to sign up prior to registering for your courses.  See Program of Study or Course Delivery tabs to register for individual courses.

Graduation Timelines

Students can complete the Certificate of Completion in as little as one semester.  They are usually expected to complete their certificate within 60 months.

Other Important Information

Please see our resources page OR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for information regarding important dates, books, exams etc.

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Certificate Requirements

In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:

HEA 0104Communication/Food Services Wo3
HEA 0105Quantity Food Preparation3
HEA 0106Nutrition in Health Care3
HEA 1012Introduction to Nutrition3
HEA 1019Sanitation and Safety3
HRM 1001Institutional Food Service3

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Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.

CourseCreditsDomestic TuitionAncillary FeesTotal Domestic Fees
HEA 01043 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
HEA 01053 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
HEA 01063 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
HEA 10123 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
HEA 10193 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
HRM 10013 credits$263.76$164*$427.76

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.

The asterix (*) denotes courses that are delivered through Ontario Learn and are subject to an additional $95.96 fee per course.  This fee is already calculated in the ancillary fees and total fees listed above.

Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only.  International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.

Course Delivery

The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.

Course2020-21 Academic Year2021-22 Academic Year
HEA 0104 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
HEA 0105 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
HEA 0106 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
HEA 1012 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
HEA 1019 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
HRM 1001 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY

All courses are delivered online asynchronously.  Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you in a flexible way.  You are not expected to attend a class or login to your materials at a specific day or time.  You will, however, be responsible for meeting all course requirements, dates and deadlines as posted within the syllabus.

Although most courses have offerings in September, January and May, additional intakes may be offered monthly, please see the course registration page for specific intake dates.

Important Note: Cambrian College reserves the right to cancel the offering of courses in certain terms.  Please refer to your registration page for current semester options.

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Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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