Centennial College’s Food Science Technology program will examine the many processes that food undergoes as it travels from the field to your fork. In this program, which is facilitated by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, you will gain theoretical, technical and practical training in the three fundamental disciplines of biology, chemistry and food science. The Food Science Technology program will 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.

Program Type: Post-secondary program Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters Start Date: Fall

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

Among the areas of food science in which you will be able to launch a career will be:

  • Food processing
  • Food safety
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Food microbiology
  • Food analysis
  • Food inspection/regulation
  • Product development
  • Food plant management
  • Operations and maintenance of automated equipment

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Note: For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
3 years
10,799 CAD
International 41680 CAD
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