Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma

The Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Program is designed to help students develop a hand-on approach to food safety and quality, while allowing them the opportunity to earn food safety certification. The program incorporates the specialized knowledge and skills required to implement the fundamental principles of quality assurance. Additionally, the program is designed to be equally useful for entry level or ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry

This program is equally beneficial to those who want to complement their pre-existing skills and knowledge by upgrading. The AAPS’s integrated approach affords students with the foundation and knowledge to develop, implement, and maintain the food safety program using tools such as GMPs and HACCP to ensure that products comply with national and international safety and quality standards.

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Diploma in Food Technology, Safety and Quality Courses 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

Food safety certifications are necessary to work in many food and beverage related environments, including for food and beverage servers, people who work in food preparation and people who work in an institutional setting, as well as large scale food manufacturing. Many employers also have a preference for candidates who can meet a high caliber of skills and standards for food safety and quality. Additionally, possession of the right qualifications can also help a person with industry experience advance their career, including training others.

Students who are registered in the Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Program are eligible to attend the training session “Food Handling Certificate” free of charge ($70 Value) and obtain the certificate issued by the City of Toronto.

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