Full program description
This program comprises four micro-courses provided jointly by UBC and BCIT including:
- Fundamental of Food Science for Professionals (FoodCert010)
- Food Safety Management Principles, Laws and Regulations (FoodCert020)
- Designing and Implementing a Traceability Program (FoodCert030)
- Internal Auditor Training (FOOD 2170)
UBC courses involve online readings, video lectures, and problem sets. As needed, synchronized meetings may be arranged so that learners may have a chance to ask questions and hear from industry experts. Each course requires a commitment of approximately 12 hours a week (a combination of online learning and synchronous meetings), and runs for 4-6 weeks.
The BCIT course, Internal Auditor Training, will prepare food plant personnel to perform internal audits to determine if the food manufacturer's food safety and quality program is being implemented such that it effectively meets required standards. Prerequisite for this course: FoodCert020: Food Safety Management Principles, Laws and Regulations. Here are the UBC courses:
Students who successfully complete all three UBC courses and one BCIT course will earn a non-credit Micro-certificate in Food Safety Management issued by both UBC and BCIT.