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Food Safety

Food Safety

A.A.S. Degree (O)

Employment demands for highly skilled Food Safety graduates are projected to continue to increase over the next decade. Food Safety is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. The food consumed on a daily basis is the result of extensive food research - a systematic investigation by food scientists into a variety of foods' properties and compositions. It is through the application of the research that food reaches the consumer. Using the principles of food safety, food products are mass produced, and it is the food safety technicians who have the knowledge of selection, preservation, processing, packaging, and distribution resulting in safe food being consumed. All of these interrelated fields contribute to the food industry -- the largest manufacturing industry in the United States.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ECO111Macroeconomics3
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
SSC100First Year Seminar1
MAT145Math of Finance3
or
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
or
MAT180College Algebra4
PSY121General Psychology3
or
SOC111Sociology3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
FSY100Introduction to Food Science3
FSY110Food Safety & Sanitation3
FSY120Technology of Food Processing3
FSY205Principles of HACCP3
FSY210Food Safety & Defense3
FSY220Food Chemistry4
FSY225Microbiology of Foods4
FSY290Food Safety Internship5
FSY291Seminar in Food Safety2

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
BIO115Nutrition3
BIO140General Biology4
CHM100Basic Chemistry3
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
POS215Poultry Production Management3