Professional Cheese Making

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Program description - September 2023

This program will teach the practical and scientific knowledge needed to understand small-scale artisan cheese production as well as larger scale manufacturing. It offers a whole system perspective on cheese making, from animal welfare, forage and feed, dairy production, and milk quality. The program covers both the science and art of cheese making by exploring raw and pasteurized milk theory, cheese microbiology, coagulants, curdling mechanisms, and starters. In-classroom theory sessions as well as hands-on and observational cheese making, will focus on the production of lactic, hard, soft, and traditional cheeses. After learning to make cheeses, focus shifts to affinage, with attention to ripening cultures, climate control, rind treatment, and handling throughout the aging process.

Program details

Code: 1450
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2023
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

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Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13750.00
Ancillary Fees
$2550.11
$3830.11
Total Fees
$5246.11
$17580.11

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $94.00 $252.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
HST $6.11 -
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Supply Fee $410.00 $410.00
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Supply Fee (Taxed) $47.00 -
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2770.61 $2475.50
Year Total   $5246.11

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International fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International Program Tuition $6875.00 $6875.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $94.00 $252.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
HST $6.11 -
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Supply Fee $410.00 $410.00
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Supply Fee (Taxed) $47.00 -
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $9202.61 $8377.50
Year Total   $17580.11

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2023 - Waterloo

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