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Food Science Technology (Fast-Track)

The Food Science Technology (Fast-Track) program grants qualified college or university graduates direct admission into year two (semester three) of this three-year advanced diploma program and sees them receive their advanced diploma in two years (four semesters).

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: $16,377
Location: Pickering, Canada / Blended / Online

The Centennial College Food Science Technology program integrates and applies knowledge within the disciplines of microbiology, chemistry, engineering, biology and nutrition to preserve, process, package and distribute foods that are healthy, affordable, desirable and safe to eat.

This college science program prepares you for food science careers in areas including quality control/ assurance, laboratory analysis, product development and food safety.

Program Highlights

  • In Centennial College’s fully equipped labs, you receive comprehensive laboratory training that ranges from foundational to professional skills.
  • You experience practical, hands-on activities with a wide range of instrumentation throughout the Food Science Technology (Fast Track) program.

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“A good opportunity to be a member of the research team to conduct research for reputed institutions like University of Toronto and Centennial College. Gained a lot a new knowledge and hands-on experience in conducting research. Learned sampling techniques and different data analysis methods.”

Sushil Anu // Performance of Existing Oil-Grit Separators (Stormceptor) and Development a New Generation of Urban Sediment-Contaminant Separators

Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control technician
  • Sales representative
  • Product development technician
  • Product development coordinator
  • HACCP coordinator
  • Food safety program (i.e. BRC/SQF) practitioner
  • Sanitation coordinator
  • Food microbiologist
  • Food safety specialist
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Production lead hand

Areas of Employment

You may choose to use the knowledge you gain in the Food Science Technology (Fast-Track) program to pursue a career in:

  • Quality assurance/control
  • Food safety
  • Product development
  • Food processing
  • Technical sales

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