Culinary Arts - Professional Cook Level 2

14-week Certificate Program

March 27, 2023 to June 30, 2023

Co-op Work Placement July - September 2023
Return for Review Week and Exams, September 5, 2023

Note: If you have interest in this program, please contact the tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus Front Office Staff at or call 604.485.2878 

If you have your Culinary Arts - Level 1 (PC1) - get your Culinary Arts - Level 2 (PC2) without leaving Powell River!

The Professional Cook 2 (PC2) Program

After completing the Professional Cook 1 (PC1) program students have the option to apply to complete an additional 14-weeks of training (Professional Cook 2 or PC2) and receive the Culinary Arts Certificate.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of VIU's Professional Cook 1 or ACE-IT Cook Training or PC1 which has been certified by ITA or other cross country equivalent
  • Criminal Record Check may be required (approx. $44.70 – subject to change)
  • Grade 12, or provincial equivalent, or mature student status
  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Interview may be required
  • See also Trades general admission requirements

Program Outline

Professional Cook 2 (14-weeks)


COOK 110T - (Meat Cutting 2)


COOK 115T - (A la Carte 2 - Theory & Practical)


COOK 117T - (Garde-Manger, Vegetables and Starches 2 - Theory & Practical)


COOK 106T - (Pastries and Desserts 2 - Theory & Practical)


Co-op Component

COOK 122 - (Co-operative Education Placement 1)


Total Credits


All program courses must be successfully completed before certificates will be issued.

Fees (subject to change)


Co-op Fee
Student Fees


Application fee

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Other Expenses (if applicable)

Students will also need the textbook and kit previously purchased for Level 1 (PC1).

How to Apply

If you have interest in this program, please contact the tiwšɛmawtxʷ Campus Front Office Staff at or call 604.485.2878 

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance may be available to students demonstrating financial need. This program is government student loan eligible. Applications for the academic year are available each May at any post-secondary institution, or online at StudentAidBC.

More information is available from an advisor at Vancouver Island University.
Please call 604.485.2878 to make an appointment.