Online Food Safety and Protection Graduate Certificate
The food safety system within the U.S. is complex. The food safety graduate certificate provides you with the skills and credentials needed to assess food safety and protection, develop policy procedures and training, and ensure compliance across manufacturing and agricultural industries.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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Why earn a certificate in food safety?
The online food safety graduate certificate is designed for working professionals and graduate students interested in food policy as it relates to the safety and quality of foods. The curriculum is aligned with local, state and national health and safety initiatives. The curriculum also integrates the regulatory focus of the Food and Drug Administration.
What will I learn in this food safety certificate?
The certificate focuses on the downstream evaluation of the production, processing and preparation of food and food products. Students will learn to assess food safety hazards, such as waterborne and food pathogen outbreaks. Students will also learn about food manufacturing and processing, quality systems, foodborne illnesses, and policies and regulations.
This program will help prepare graduates to sit for food safety certification exams and for careers as registered sanitarians and food safety and protection inspectors. Other required criteria must be met to sit for the exam.
Will my food safety graduate certificate say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Food safety courses
You’ll complete required courses in food safety, developing policy procedures and quality assurance. You’ll also have the option of completing an applied project.
Food Safety and Protection
Assessing Food Safety and Developing Policy Procedures and Training
Tools and Tactics for Food Policy Change
Quality Assurance for Production of Food, Products & Supplements
Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
What can I do with a graduate certificate in food safety
Graduates with a food safety certificate bring strong analytical, writing and inspection skills to the job market. Many find work within the manufacturing and agricultural industries as food safety, quality control or plant managers; product and public health inspectors; or compliance officers in food manufacturing and processing.
Admission requirements for your food safety certificate
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
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