Food Safety & Quality Assurance Management
Program Code: FSQS (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Term 1 FSQ-1003 Canadian and International Food Safety Regulations FSQ-1102 Principles of Food Sciences MEC-1502 Canadian Workplace Health and Safety FSQ-1013 Food Processing in Canada COM-3013 Professional Communications FSQ-2003 Principles of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Term 2 FSQ-1203 Technical Reporting for the Canadian Food Industry LAQ-1004 Analytical Chemistry I FSQ-2104 Food Microbiology FSQ-2204 Food Chemistry FSQ-2303 Risk Assessment and Control Plans CPP-1001 Co-op Preparation Term 3 FSQ-2403 Sanitation in Food Processing FSQ-3003 Current Food Safety Issues FSQ-3104 Quality Management Systems FSQ-3203 Product Development and Packaging FSQ-3304 Food Analysis FSQ-3403 Food Safety Engineering Academic Break Academic Break Term 4 CPL-1049 Work Term - Full-Time* - OR - CPL-5559 WIL Project

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

A university degree in science, chemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental, pharmacy, engineering, instrumentation, mathematics or related fields of study.

Employment Opportunities

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

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.