Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma
The Food Technology, Safety and Quality diploma program at AAPS is carefully designed and structured to provide students with hands-on knowledge and help them develop a smart and safe approach to food handling and quality assurance. This gives students the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to earn their food safety certification after the completion of the course.
Combining highly specialized knowledge and real world skills, the program was meticulously crafted to meet the stringent requirements of food safety and the fundamental principles of quality assurance of food. The program is extremely useful to those seeking entry level food safety certification, or for professionals looking to supplement career development in the food and beverage industry.
At AAPS, our integrated approach means that students will receive the foundations and knowledge to develop, implement and maintain food safety through the use of tools like Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) to ensure that food products comply with the national and international safety requirements and quality standards.
Courses in the Food Technology, Safety and Quality diploma program include:
- Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control (Introduction & Advanced, – Lecture)
- Plant Sanitation (Lecture)
- Food Chemistry (Introduction and Food Chemistry – Lecture & Lab)
- Food Processing Technology (Introduction & Advanced – Lecture)
- Food Product Development (Lecture)
- Food Microbiology (Lecture & Lab)
- Introduction to Food Science (Lecture)
- Food Safety (GMPs, HACCP, BRC, and SQF – Lecture)
- Food Regulations (Lecture)
- Technical Writing
- Professionalism and Career Development
Food Safety Certifications
Working in the majority of food and beverage related environments and occupations means that you’ll need to become food safety certified. Food and beverage servers, food preparers, kitchen preparation workers, sous-chefs and chefs themselves all require food safety certification, as do many other jobs in institutional settings like schools or large scale food manufacturing settings.
Having a high caliber of skills and standards for food quality and safety makes you more attractive and qualified in the eyes of prospective employers. If you plan on training others in the food in beverage industry, or embarking on a career in that industry yourself, food safety certification is absolutely necessary.
Students registered in the Food Technology, Safety and Quality diploma program are eligible to attend a training session for the food handling certificate absolutely free of charge, which is normally a $70 value. After this, students will obtain the food safety certificate issued by the City of Toronto which is valid for five years.
AAPS graduates from the Food Safety and Quality Program pursue careers in:
- Quality Assurance
- Plant Sanitation
- Production Associate
- Technical Services
- Food Safety and Quality Assurance
- Microbiologist Technician
- Product Development Technologist
- Regulatory Affairs
- Research & Development
- Product Testing