Baking and Pastry Arts, Graduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
660 CAD/credit 19800 CAD/year
143 CAD/credit 4290 CAD/year
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Baking and Pastry Arts from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology focuses on the art and science of bread, cake and pastry making, including cake design and decorating, confectionery training (chocolate and sugar), artisan-style baking, frozen desserts.


Baking and Pastry Arts from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is also a focus on culinary fundamentals, international and specialty baking, baking for alternative diets, business, customer service and showpiece making.

Using NAIT’s fully equipped bakery and pastry arts training lab, you will learn to safely operate and maintain the kinds of equipment used in a variety of bakery, pastry arts and confectionery operations.


Graduates may elect to indenture as apprentices in bakeries or other establishments where baking is a major production factor. Once indentured, and after successful completion of the journeyman exam, the graduate can challenge the Interprovincial Red Seal exam once they are in their third period of apprentice hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Baking Professional
  • Nutrition and Sanitation
  • Safety, Equipment and Maintenance
  • Baking and Ingredient Theory
  • Decorating
  • Cake and Cookie
  • Pastry
  • Artisan Breads and Lamination
  • Advanced Artisan Breads
  • Decorating and Confectionary Arts
  • Chocolate
  • Showpieces

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 10-1 or English 10-2
  • One of: Math 10C, Math 10-3, Math 20-4, Applied Math 10, Math 13, or Math 24
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • OR 5 credits of Advanced Food level courses taken within the Career and Technology Studies program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 660 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 143 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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