Food Safety & Quality Assurance Management

International

Program Information

The food industry finds itself responding to consumer demands for more refined, sophisticated, and convenient products with an increased responsibility for processors in terms of food safety and quality assurance standards. To help support the ever increasing demand to attract highly-skilled workers to the growing food and beverage processing industry in Ontario, the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Management, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides extensive, hands-on training for careers in food and beverage processing, safety and quality assurance. This four term, full-time program is designed for students with previous degrees or diplomas in related sciences, engineering or food safety, and will add to previous education and skills that directly apply to the food processing environment.

Curriculum focuses on principles of food safety and quality assurance standards applicable to the Canadian food and beverage processing industries. Food Chemistry and Microbiology, Food Safety Management Systems, Sanitation along with an in-depth review of Canadian and International Food Laws and Regulations are the core elements of this program. The program offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical knowledge including a co-op/project term to allow students to integrate in the Quality Assurance management team.

Graduates will have strong knowledge of food and beverage processing procedures, sanitation practices, HACCP principles, health and safety practices, food safety standards, as well as good communication, leadership and problem solving skills.

Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in Science, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental, Pharmacy, Engineering, Instrumentation, Mathematics or related fields of study.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
    - or -
    IELTS of 6.0 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • TOEFL iBT 79
    -or-
    TOEFL 70 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.


Employment Opportunities

Employment may include positions such as food safety and quality assurance technicians, lab technicians, regulatory coordinators, sanitation supervisors or industry consultants.


For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca

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