Program Objectives

To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process, to adopt a customer-oriented approach, to prepare the mise en place and dining room, to explain menus and dishes, to take and process orders, to receive and provide information in French, to perform billing and collection operations, to recommend and serve wines, to provide beverage service, to provide banquet service, to provide informal service, to provide formal service, and to integrate into the workplace.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
904-402 To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
904-414 To adopt a customer-oriented approach 60 4
904-423 To prepare the mise en place and dining room 45 3
904-435 To explain menus and dishes 75 5
904-442 To take and process orders 30 2
904-456 To receive and provide information in French 90 6
904-462 To perform billing and collection operations 30 2
904-476 To recommend and serve wines 90 6
904-485 To provide beverage service 75 5
904-496 To provide banquet service 90 6
904-508 To provide informal service 120 8
904-518 To provide formal service 120 8
904-527 To integrate into the workplace 105 7
960 64

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are at least 15 years of age as at September 30 of the current school year, are registered in a concurrent admission pilot project or in the Trades and Occupations With a Promising Future training path, are vocationally mature and have obtained Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. They are pursuing their vocational training and general education (youth sector or adult sector) under concurrent admission with an integrated schedule in the Trades and Occupations with a Promising Future training path in order to earn the missing Secondary III credits required for their Diploma of Vocational Studies and their Secondary School Diploma. Authorization from the Ministère de l’Éducation is required to admit a Secondary III student registered in concurrent admission to this program.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Estrie

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CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22SR3-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22SRC-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022

Montérégie

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Course full
Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22SR3-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22SRC-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022

Montréal

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Course full
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X J10122 D Oct. 17th, 2022
K10122 D Nov. 21st, 2022
L10122 D Jan. 16th, 2023
A10123 D Feb. 20th, 2023
Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Business Solutions Group - Centre d’expertise RAC FB 2021 D Continuous entry
Pearson Adult and Career Centre FB2022 D To be determined

Server

Servers take orders for food and beverages and ensure proper service in restaurants, at food counters and buffets. They set up tables catering to different locations: restaurants, bars, cafés, bistros, reception halls, hotels and inns. They prepare beverages and make wine recommendations that pair well with meals. They perform customer service duties (take reservations, collect payments, etc.). It is a stimulating job that requires the ability to work under pressure, good interpersonal skills, and being in good physical condition. A job as a server suits sociable, courteous and responsible people.

Related Training(s)

Hotel Management
Hotel Reception
Wine Service

Average Salary

Server — $15.25

Job Titles

Bartender
Waiter/waitress