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 16, 2019

Registered Apprentices click here to learn How to Register

Cook 2019 – 2020

1st Period

August 26, 2019 - June 08, 2020

2nd Period

August 29, 2019 - June 11, 2020

3rd Period

August 28, 2019 - June 10, 2020


Tuition Fees:
Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
1 day of the week for 40 weeks per intake for 3 years $784 $221


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.