A.A.S. Program Course List

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.


Courses Credits
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I 4
MAT 185 Precalculus 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 111 Sociology 3


Courses Credits
FSY 100 Introduction to Food Science 3
FSY 110 Food Safety & Sanitation 4
FSY 120 Technology of Food Processing 3
FSY 205 Principles of HACCP 3
FSY 210 Food Safety & Defense 3
FSY 220 Food Chemistry 4
FSY 225 Microbiology of Foods 4
FSY 290 Food Safety Internship 5
FSY 291 Seminar in Food Safety 2


Courses Credits
BIO 115 Nutrition 3
BIO 140 General Biology 4
CHM 100 Basic Chemistry 3
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
POS 215 Poultry Production Management 3