Part-time Associate Certificate 6340acert

Overview

The Associate Certificate in Food Safety is intended for:

  • Employees in the food industry with no formal food science background wishing to upgrade their knowledge (examples: production supervisors and plant managers, technicians, technical sales and marketing, dietitians and nutritionists, government and public health inspectors, food industry entrepreneurs, line personnel)
  • Foreign-trained food technologists who wish to obtain Canadian certification
  • Individuals who wish to gain a better understanding of food safety issues in food processing.

Upon completion of the program, students may apply to receive an "Associate Certificate in Food Safety".

Program Entry

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Costs & Supplies

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  FOOD 1021 Introduction to Food Microbiology 3.0
  FOOD 1091 Introduction to Food Technology 2.5
  FOOD 1179 HACCP: Prerequisite Programs 2.0
  FOOD 1189 HACCP: Developing a HACCP Plan 2.0
  FOOD 1301 Food Safety for the Plant Worker 1.0
  FOOD 2163 HACCP: Internal Auditing 2.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 5.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  FOOD 1022 Introduction to Food Microbiology: Lab 1 2.5
  FOOD 1151 Dairy Processing 2.5
  FOOD 1164 Food Product Recalls 0.5
  FOOD 1191 NHP: Supplier Quality Assurance 1.5
  FOOD 1428 Canned Foods: Thermal Processing and Container Evaluation 2.0
  FOOD 1438 Retort Pouch Defect Identification 1.0
  FOOD 1448 Pasteurization Processes: Development and Evaluation 1.5
  FOOD 2040 Introduction to Sensory Evaluation Methods 1.5
  FOOD 2151 Dairy Processing Workshop 2.0
  FOOD 2160 HACCP: Supplier Quality Assurance 1.5
  FOOD 2161 HACCP: Environmental Monitoring 1.5
  FOOD 2162 HACCP: Standard Operating Procedures 1.5
 
3. Complete a minimum of 5.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  CHEM 5000 A Practical Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 2.0
  CHEM 5001 Gas Chromatographic Techniques 2.5
  CHEM 5002 High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Techniques 2.5
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  EENG 7720 Applied Microbiology 1.0
  EENG 7721 Applied Toxicology 1.0
  HRMG 2805 Workplace Health & Safety 3.0
  MKTG 1112 Customer Relations 3.0
  OCHS 2420 Hazardous Materials Management 3.0
  OPMT 1106 Quality Assurance Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 2206 Quality Assurance 2 (Manufacturing) 3.0
  OPMT 1116 Vendor Quality Management 3.0
  OPMT 1142 Introduction to Quality Control Methods 3.0
 
Total Credits: 25.5

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

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