Cooks prepare food in many different eating establishments. Cooks are responsible for nutrition, food costs and sanitation.

The Cook apprenticeship program is 3 years with 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and WATS format technical training at RDC each year (1 day a week for 40 weeks).

1st Year Apprentices

If you are a 1st year Apprentice, you need to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) prior to applying at Red Deer College. More information on becoming an apprentice can be found here.


Registration for the Cook program opens May 2, 2018

Registered Apprentices click here to learn How to Register

Cook 2018 – 2019 intakes are:

1st Period
Mondays from August 27, 2018 - Jun 10, 2019
2nd Period
Thursdays from August 30, 2018 - Jun 13, 2019
3rd Period
Wednesdays from August 29, 2018 - Jun 12, 2019
Tuition Fees:
Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
1 day of the week for 40 weeks per intake for 3 years $784 $219


Books and Supply Costs:

Cook Course Costs

Learn about funding options, parking, residence and more.
Looking for our Pre-employment program?  Find it here.  Pre-employment programs are not available for all trades.