Worker Program

CREDENTIALS: Ontario College Certificate
LOCATION: College Campus/Online
DURATION: 4 Months Fast tracked
COST: $ 4000 (Domestic)


A food service worker is responsible for everything that goes into the preparation of a meal. They are responsible for ensuring that every single meal is of the highest quality. A few of the main duties of a food service worker are cleaning the stove top for cooks, adhering to food safety regulations, helping cooks prepare meals, and creating simple dishes such as salad. They also have to help keep the kitchen orderly and clean. Some of the jobs titles that a food service worker could grow into are restaurant manager and cook.

The Program combines instructor-led training with a clinical work placement designed to prepare you for a career in healthcare.

Diploma program, which develops the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective member of a food service team in commercial facilities, institutions or long-term care homes. In this program, students develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective member of a food service team in health care facilities.  The curriculum focuses on the role of the Food Service Worker and the importance of issues such as safety, sanitation and nutrition. Courses focus on food preparation, food service, nutrition, and sanitation practices. Customer service, communications and business skills are also covered.

Note: Food Services Worker program has been mandated by the Ministry of Long-Term Care to be employed as a Food Services worker in a Long-Term Care institutions.

Student  Turion  Ancillary Fees Total
Domestic 3279.00 721.00 4000.00
Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma OR
Grade 10 equivalency certificate achieved through college academic upgrading OR
Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older)
Ability to read, write and follow verbal instructions in English
Must be proficient in conversational English
Grade 10 Mathematics (C, M or U) and English (C or U) would be beneficial
You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences College.

Placement Requirements:
Completion of a Medical Health Assessment form
Police Clearance Check form completion for the Vulnerable
Successful Completion of Ontario Food Handler Certification

Program of Study: The Program can be taken online, with the hands-on training completed in a LTC. Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Course Outline


Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.

Graduate Opportunities
  • Food Service Worker
  • Server Assistant
  • Dietary Aide
  • Food Runner
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Food, Service
  • Kitchen, Assistant
  • Catering Server

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About Us

MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences provides an extensive range of educational opportunities that go beyond the classroom. The institute offers diverse programs, and employs multiple teaching methods, including in-class lectures, co-op, and field placements.

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