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Food and Nutrition Management

Food and Nutrition Management is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying the principles of nutrition and diet therapy to menu planning, staff training, patient teaching, promoting sales through marketing and merchandising, and maintaining high standards of food quality. You will develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of food production and food and beverage service. You will learn how to:

  • evaluate nutrition fads and fallacies
  • participate as a member of a health care team
  • counsel clients on special diet needs
  • use computer applications in food service management
  • manage and coordinate catering activities and cafeteria promotions

The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management accredits the program. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and the Saskatchewan Society of Nutrition Management. Graduates are also eligible to receive 450 hours of credit toward obtaining a Journeyperson Cook status.

Select courses in this program are available through distance education. The program is available full-time at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


FOODSAFE Level 1 (SANT 181)

You will learn sanitary food handling techniques that reduce the risk of food poisoning. You will receive a FOODSAFE certificate from SIAST provided you receive a grade of 70% or higher.

DVD course takes approximately 4 weeks at which time a final exam is written.

(Wascana), 9 hours/4 weeks (DVD), Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials (DVD)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-5385September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
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CRN: 201404-59May 23, 2015
Sat - 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2015
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$180.00Regina

FOODSAFE Level 2 (SANT 185)

Building on the knowledge you gained in FOODSAFE Level 1 (SANT 181), you will acquire the management skills needed to ensure food safety. You will receive a FOODSAFE certificate from SIAST provided you receive a grade of 80% or higher.

DVD course takes approximately 4 weeks at which time a final exam is written.

Prerequisites: FOODSAFE Level 1


This course currently has no offerings.

Interpersonal Communications (COMM 291)

You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

30 hours/18 weeks, $376 (print & online), $265 (Wascana) Additional costs: Text
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-824April 13, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2015
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$376.00Online
CRN: 201402-339September 15, 2014 - December 5, 2014
CCA students only
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$310.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-694January 26, 2015 - April 17, 2015
CCA students only
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2015
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$310.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-1901February 16, 2015 - June 19, 2015
DSW, EA, ECE-C & YCW-C students only
Mandatory workshop, June 13, 9 am-4 pm, room 144
Registration Deadline: February 20, 2015
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$310.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-1764March 23, 2015 - June 12, 2015
CCA students only
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$310.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-397January 19, 2015 - May 22, 2015
DSW, EA, ECE-C & YCW-C students only
Mandatory workshop, May 16, 9 am-4 pm, room 144
Registration Deadline: January 19, 2015
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$310.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201402-496September 15, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Mon, Wed - 9:00-11:00 am
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
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$325.00Regina
CRN: 201403-635January 7, 2015 - March 18, 2015
Wed - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 106
Registration Deadline: January 13, 2015
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$265.00Regina
CRN: 201403-333January 8, 2015 - March 12, 2015
Thu - 6:30-9:30 pm
Room: 218.3
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015
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$325.00Regina

Introduction to Microsoft Excel I (COMP 174)

You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-503September 8, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-565January 12, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-566March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201402-5381September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (COMP 179)

You will receive instruction and practice in creating, modifying and delivering a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will enhance the presentation by adding charts, tables, visual elements, multimedia, transition effects and animations. You will study how to present, distribute and customize presentations.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-506September 8, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-571January 12, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-572March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201402-5382September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
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Introduction to Microsoft Word (COMP 171)

Your studies will introduce you to basic word processing skills such as creating, editing and formatting documents, building tables, using templates and applying styles.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-562September 8, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-559January 12, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201403-560March 23, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
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$199.00Distance
CRN: 201402-5380September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
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TBAPrince Albert

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