2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Food Technology Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Sanjeev Anand, Interim Department Head
Department of Dairy and Food Science
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 136, Box 2104

Program Information

The certificate in Food Technology provides knowledge and practical experience for students to have an advanced experience with food technology methods, food components, and product development. Individuals that complete this certificate will be well prepared to advance in their career paths in the food industry or to start their own food technology-based initiatives.  Given the strong interest in food processing and development practices, individuals with the type of training provided by this certificate will be in high demand. Individuals may be in career paths that include product development, quality assurance, food safety, regulatory or food law. Complete the graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or stacked into the Professional Science (M.S.) . Even better, it is available online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in a critical area.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of advanced Food Technology methods.                         
  • Expertise in basic Food Chemistry.
  • Expertise in principles of product development.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

TOEFL: 71 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100

Please refer to the following for additional information: Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.

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