Food Safety

Advanced Diploma - Food Safety
Skills and Interests

Apply your scientific and analytical abilities to protect the food we eat.

Work Environment

Food-related facilities, analytical laboratories, government departments.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

1 year + work term


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  Mar 1 (Intl. Students), Apr 15 (Can. Students) Applications may be processed beyond these dates as time and resources permit

For More Information:

Advanced Diploma - Food Safety brochure

Program Description

The program places an emphasis on the food quality assurance component of the industry. It's designed to provide a strong technical education in food safety and food inspection.

Courses feature a combination of lectures, workshops, practical sessions, guest lecturers and projects to hone your practical and technical skills. Your work term placement will provide you invaluable practical experience that will help you become an asset to the industry.

Program Structure

This one-year program is comprised of two in-class semesters and one work term placement.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Advanced Diploma in Food Safety must be graduates of an appropriate diploma of technology (three (3) years duration), or a bachelor degree, or a combination of work experience and formal education acceptable to the Admissions Committee, and have completed introductory courses in biology and chemistry.

What Alumni Say

"The Advanced Diploma in Food Safety program is focused on how the food industry is managed and regulated and provides solid career skills for the manufacturing and processing side of the industry."

-Cherie King
MI Graduate