XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Food Science

The Certificate in Food Science program is offered by the Department of Food Science in a distance education mode. Normally, learners will require two years to complete the process. The certificate program is aimed at upgrading individuals who either have a formal university education in an area other than Food Science or have been working in Food Science-related areas but who have no academic background in Food Science. The certificate program concentrates on the chemistry, analysis, microbiology and processing of foods, and on the maintenance of food safety and quality throughout. All courses are offered in an interactive format via the internet.

Individuals interested in entering the Certificate in Food Science program should enrol in the Open Learning program through the Office of Open Learning. Post-secondary courses in microbiology and chemistry are pre-requisites for entrance into the program.

The core courses of the program cannot be used as substitutes for core courses or restricted electives in the B.Sc. Food Science Major.

Required Courses

FOOD*2010*DE [0.50] Principles of Food Science
FOOD*2400*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Chemistry
FOOD*2410*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Processing
FOOD*2420*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Microbiology
FOOD*3430*DE [0.50] Introduction to Food Analysis

For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.foodsciencecertificate.com.

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