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The Food Technology and Operations Management BSc program was requested by the industry and has been designed to meet their specific demands. Unique to BCIT, this new, innovative program is serious about advancing your career in food technology.

More than the basics of laboratory and quality control, this program focuses on the advanced business, technical, and regulatory skills that are required for senior level positions in the food industry. This program will allow you to:

  • Take the lead on higher risk decision making and responsibility
  • Improve processes and operations
  • Develop dynamic teams and people
  • Innovate food safety and sustainability in a global environment

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time bachelor of science completion program
  • Distance and online learning gives you the flexibility to fit courses into your lifestyle
  • Case studies push your critical thinking and problem-solving skills into real world situations

For more information on Food Technology and Operations Management BSc see Program Details.

Who it’s for

This program is for individuals who:

  • Completed BCIT’s Food Technology Diploma program or a degree in food science
  • Have strong technical abilities and want to build leadership and business operations skills
  • Enjoy critical thinking and problem solving in a dynamic work environment
  • Have one year or more experience working in the food processing industry

Do you want to be a food industry leader? Visit Entrance Requirements for info on how to apply.

What grads can do

The Food Technology and Operations Management BSc program gives you leadership and business skills to manage food processing operations. An advanced career in food technology starts here. Check Graduating and Jobs for details.

Learn more

Curious to see more about the Food Technology and Operations Management program? Watch the Food Technology program video for more information.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Our grads get work

The food industry is asking for our grads. You will complete the Food Technology and Operations Management BSc program with everything you need to move your career forward.

Lead high performing teams. Develop cutting edge quality control strategies. Learn operations management. Build better systems and grow stronger people. Advanced careers in the food industry start here.

Career opportunities

  • Quality assurance manager or director
  • Quality assurance strategist
  • Operations manager or director
  • Process improvement analyst
  • Production manager

Keep learning

Take your education to the next level. Grads can continue on to graduate school. We prepare you for the next level.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Erin Friesen, PhD
Program Head

Contact Us

Erin Friesen, PhD
Program Head

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