Certificate in Food Processing Specialist

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This program provides a broad working knowledge of technical elements of thermal processing systems (with understanding of alternative technologies) to qualify at an intermediate level as a recognized Food Processing Specialist. Students must complete four courses (12 credit hours). Students who are admitted to FdSN FPE master’s degree program may apply coursework previously taken in this certificate program towards the requirements for the FPE master’s degree with 3.0/4.0 GPA.  Courses are offered at the Mies Campus or via internet with the exception of FDSN 506.

Required Courses (12)
FDSN 520Low-Acid Canned Food Regulations and Microbiology3
FDSN 522Advanced Food Process Engineering3
FDSN 523Food Engineering Process Delivery3
FDSN 526Engineering Principles of Food3
Total Credit Hours12