Langara College

Nutrition and Food Service Management

Program Information

School:Langara College
Faculty:Career Programs
Degree:Diploma; Online; University Transfer
Field of Study:Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Description:The Nutrition & Food Service Management Program is offered online with courses delivered on the Internet, and is supplemented with printed material and computer conferences. Students can participate when it suits their daily schedule, working in their homes at times convenient to them. All food service courses are delivered online, as are the majority of the other program support courses. Support courses may be taken online or in person at Langara College or at a college close to students. Langara courses are offered on a semester schedule with specific start and end dates. Most courses are taught over a full semester, but there are some compressed courses offered over a one-half semester (approximately 7 weeks). Online courses from Langara College are offered via Blackboard and are in asynchronous mode; students can participate when it suits their daily schedule. Students need access to a computer and the Internet on a daily basis to be able to complete course work. High speed computer access is recommended, but not required. Students should expect to spend 8-10 hours per week on each course for readings, assignments, etc.

The curriculum incorporates core food service courses in nutrition, food production, and food service management, as well as academic studies in related disciplines. Students are provided with the opportunity to apply basic concepts of food service management through a variety of practicum and fieldwork experiences. This prepares graduates for employment in health care facilities, commercial catering services, educational facilities, private practice, education, and research. Graduates of the program are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management and related provincial associations.
URL:Nutrition and Food Service Management at Langara College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older. All students applying to the Nutrition and Food Service Management Diploma Program must have a level of English sufficient to write assignments, read and understand course material, complete assessments and take part in class discussion. Students will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways: A minimum grade of 80% in one of the following courses (or equivalent): English 12; English Literature 12; or English 12 First Peoples LPI (Language Proficiency Index) with a minimum of 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure or 10 in reading comprehension. LET (Langara English Test) level 3 or better. Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara offers university-transfer credit OR "S" in ENGL 1107, 1108, 1110 at Langara College. TOEFL - internet-based (IBT) score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening. TOEFL - paper-based 550 with TWE 4.0. IELTS - International Language Testing System - minimum level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in listening and speaking. CAEL 60 overall with essay 60.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
A one- to two-page letter of intent that explains why students wish to enter the program and that demonstrates they have an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Nutrition Manager in a health care setting. Resume Two letters of reference attesting to the ability that would be an asset to a career in food service management, one of which must be from an employer who focuses on their abilities in an employment setting. An interview conducted by program faculty where their communication skills and knowledge of the food service field will be assessed. Depending on the health policies of the fieldwork and practicum sites, students may be required to have a flu shot or other vaccination/tests such as Hepatitis A and TB before starting practicum courses. A criminal record check may be required by placement sites. Valid Food Safe Level I Certificate or recognized equivalent food handler safety program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 11, 2015