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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.


Accounting (ACCT 191)

You will be introduced to fundamental accounting concepts used in business. You will learn to appreciate the value of information presented in an organization’s financial statements and will acquire and practice basic bookkeeping and financial statement preparation skills.

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Customer Service Skills (PERS 181)

The course will help you develop your skills in providing customer service. The importance of customer service to an organization will be stressed.

Fee: $255 24 hours/13 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-476March 17, 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Food Safe Level 1 (SANT 181)

You will learn sanitary food handling techniques that reduce the risk of food poisoning. You will receive a FOOD SAFE 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.

Fee: $140 , 9 hours/4 weeks (DVD), Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials (DVD)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-460January 6, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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Food Safe Level 2 (SANT 185)

Building on the knowledge you gained in FOOD SAFE Level 1 (SANT 181), you will acquire the management skills needed to ensure food safety. You will receive a FOOD SAFE certificate from SIAST provided you receive a grade of 60% or higher.

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

Prerequisites: Food Safe Level 1


Fee: $150 11 hours/4 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-462January 6, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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DVD

Interpersonal Communications (291) (COMM 291)

The course provides an introduction to interpersonal communication theory and applications that are used in the workplace. Course content includes the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and non-verbal 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.

Fee: $360  (Online), $320 (Wascana) $305 (DVD/Woodland), 30 hours/20 weeks
Additonal costs: Text
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CRN: 03-202January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Educational Assistant students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-1046January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
ECE students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-227January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Food Service Worker students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-212January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Funeral Service students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-556April 14, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 14
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Online
CRN: 03-644April 15, 2014 - May 15, 2014
T&Th, 6:30-9:30 pm
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Regina
CRN: 04-103May 15, 2014 - June 19, 2014
T&Th, 7-10 pm
Register online, by mail or in Prince Albert
Prince Albert
CRN: 04-29May 26, 2014 - August 29, 2014
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Homestudy (Print)

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.

Up-to-date Windows computer and browser with Microsoft Access (2007 or 2010 version) required



Fee: $193
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CRN: 03-38March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Online

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.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-44March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Online

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.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-32March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Online

Job Search (JOBS 288)

You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the organization and planning involved in the job search process. You will research the job market, identify your skills and abilities, and investigate resources for locating employment opportunities. You will also learn strategies for developing targeted resumes, letters of application and interview skills.

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

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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