This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.
The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) with concentration in Food Systems Management prepares students to manage food processing operations. A systems approach allows students to understand and provide leadership in the whole operation of the food business including purchasing, production, sales and marketing, customer relations, and food regulation. At the end of the program, students will be able to:
Supervise and direct production and quality assurance teams
Collaborate with sales and marketing in product and process development
Provide technical support and advice to functional groups
Work with regulatory bodies to improve and maintain food safety standards and quality systems