Health Care Cook

NOTE: This application is for Domestic Students only.  International Students please click here.

Cooks in health care are in demand. The Health Care Cook program is designed to prepare cooks for work in health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care homes, personal care homes and private care facilities. You will learn how to interact with patients and residents, modify diets to meet specific texture and nutritional requirements related to medical conditions, and work as part of an interdisciplinary team. You will combine hands-on cooking skills with in class theoretical knowledge to flexibly gain valuable health care cooking experience.

The Health Care Cook program is an intensive 39-week certificate program offered through Southeast College. You will gain experience in:

  • general cooking skills
  • menu planning
  • nutrition
  • special diets
  • special event planning
  • communication skills
  • kitchen operations
  • safety and sanitation
  • health care systems

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10 or accuplacer
  • English Language Requirement


Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

For additional information, please visit the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.

Fall 2023 Program Intake Information

Location: Moosomin

Program Date: September 5, 2023 – June 21, 2024

Tuition : TBD

Materials: TBD

Applications submitted after July 1st

  • Application fee of $50 due at time of application
  • Tuition deposit of $500 due 10 business days after acceptance into the program OR August 14th (whichever occurs first)

*In order to ensure prompt acceptance into our program, applicants should make every effort to ensure that applicable transcripts have been received by our Registrar’s office within 5-7 business days of program application*

For more detailed information, please call our toll free registration line at 1-866-999-7372 or email

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