Length of Study:
1 work term
Marine Institute campus, Ridge Road
New and emerging issues such as bioterrorism, food security, traceability of organic and functional foods, nutritional labelling and biotechnology have created an ever increasing demand for qualified food safety graduates. This program is designed to provide a strong technical education in the areas of food safety and food inspection, with particular emphasis placed on the food quality assurance component of the industry. In addition, a work term placement within the food industry or pertinent regulatory agencies will provide you with practical experience. We'll help you become an asset to the food industry. After all, food safety is no accident.
This one-year program is comprised of two academic semesters and one work term placement. It features a combination of lectures, workshops, practical sessions, guest lecturers and technical projects to hone your practical and technical skills.
To enter this program, you must be a university graduate with an appropriate degree, or have graduated with an appropriate diploma of technology, with at least one course in organic chemistry and one course in statistics.
My favourite part of the program was the variety of practical and interesting courses. The teachers were amazing at their jobs and worked hard to provide the best learning environment possible for their students. I had a personal connection with all my teachers. I didn't feel like a number, I felt like an individual that was understood, listened to and valued; that makes for a constructive learning platform. The Advanced Diploma in Food Safety program got my foot in the door with the federal government. I strongly believe the practical yet technical and scientific knowledge I learned through the program tipped the scales in my favour when it came to getting a job. It's definitely a beneficial and useful program.
- Ranjeet Massey
Supervisor/Unit Manager, Health Canada
Advanced Diploma in Food Safety, 2005