Well-trained, knowledgeable food and beverage professionals are always in demand. Popular local restaurants, hotels and convention centres compete with five-star resorts and international chains for the best talent.
If you see food and beverage service as a career with great flexibility, amazing mobility and excellent earning potential, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Food and Beverage Service program is step one on the road to a successful career as a server, bartender or host/hostess.
Food and Beverage Service is a 12-week applied certificate offered full-time on campus in Prince Albert. The program’s five courses cover fundamental knowledge and skills. You’ll get hands-on practical skills in:
Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Food and Beverage Service applied certificate as a stepping stone into the Hotel and Restaurant Management diploma. It’s a great way to expand career options and earning power.
With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) or the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC).
As a Food and Beverage Service graduate, you’ll have the entry level skills you need to work as a server, bartender or host/hostess in restaurants, hotels, convention centres, resorts and more.
October 1 - December 21, 2018
April 1, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Not applicable at this time
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
You may be eligible for PTA or Skills Training Benefit
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.