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Food Technology Certificate (Graduate)

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Foods - a way of life.

Safe, high quality and functional foods are vital components of nutritious diets around the world. With the graduate certificate in food technology gain knowledge and practical experience to have an advanced experience with food technology methods, food components and product development. Be well prepared to advance in your career path in the food industry or to start your own food technology-based initiatives. Given the strong interest in food processing and development practices, individuals with the type of training provided by this certificate will be in high demand. Career paths include product development, quality assurance, food safety, regulatory or food law. Complete the 12-credit graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or stacked into the professional science (M.S.).

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an interest in the food industry.
  • Are interested in food product development.
  • Are passionate about food production.
  • Are a problem solver and analytical thinker.
  • Are interested in developing new food innovations.

Career Opportunities

  • Food technologist
  • Quality manager
  • Food safety
  • Junior food technologist
  • Research and development food technologist
  • Science and technology editor
  • Quality systems specialist