Local Industry Skills Training - Food Services (Certificate)


FALL 2024:  Applications open 25 March 2024 at 9:00am and close 2 April 2024 at 4:00pm on Education Planner BC

Applied Community Studies
Vocational Education and Skills Training
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credential Type


The Local Industry Skills Training Program for Food Services is designed for students who have a barrier to learning and/or employment. The program is self-paced, with classroom, lab and work experience components. Participate in a practicum with a variety of food service facilities serviced by Douglas College. The range of skills taught varies for each student, but typically includes:

  • Bussing Tables and related duties
  • Dishwashing and related duties
  • Cleaning duties
  • Coffee preperation and other Barista duties
  • Salad Bar preparation and related duties
  • Basic Food preparation (may be included based on student suitability)
  • Customer service (may be included based on student suitability)
  • Safety and sanitation Workshops

NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:



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Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • In good academic standing
  • A minimum of 50% (12 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Time limit to complete the program graduation requirements: 4 years. Any courses completed outside of that time limit will not be usable. Students may seek the permission of the Department/Program to complete a credential outside the approved time limits.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Description Credits
LIST 0100 Workplace and Communication Skills 3.00
LIST 0210 Cleaning and Maintaining Kitchen Equipment 3.00
LIST 0220 Food Preparation and Production 3.00
LIST 0230 Barista Skills 3.00
LIST 0240 Work Experience Practicum 1 6.00
LIST 0250 Work Experience Practicum 2 6.00
Total Credits  24.00

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Career Pathways

Successful graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions in food services, with skills such as restaurant safety and sanitation, bussing, barista training, dishwashing, maintenance, basic food preparation, and customer service.