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Food Science Technology

Centennial College’s Food Science Technology program examines the many processes that food undergoes as it travels from the field to your fork.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $16,377
Location: Toronto, Canada / Blended / Online

In this advanced diploma program, which is facilitated by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, you gain theoretical, technical and practical training in the three fundamental disciplines of biology, chemistry and food science.

Courses in this college science program teach you to integrate and apply knowledge within the disciplines of chemistry, engineering, biology and nutrition to preserve, process, package and distribute foods that are healthy, affordable, desirable and safe to eat.

The skills you gain will be applicable to a wide range of areas within the food industry.

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive laboratory training helps you to take your skills from foundational to professional.
  • Through practical Food Science Tech courses, hands-on experience is acquired with a wide range of instrumentation.
  • The Biotechnology, Environmental Technology and Food Science Technology programs share a common first year, which provides the flexibility to transfer between these programs before entering the second year.

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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 or 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

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

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