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Food Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-623-4

 

For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview — Prepare for positions in food science and quality assurance in the food and beverage manufacturing industry; the Milwaukee area is home to headquarter operations for several global food and beverage companies.

Food scientists and technologists help ensure food safety and improve food products. They rely on knowledge of a variety of sciences, such as chemistry, biology and biotechnology, to develop innovative ways of preserving, packaging, storing and delivering foods.

Coursework focuses on these disciplines as they relate to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, and also on developing the skills necessary for success in a business environment.


Career Pathway
 — You can earn the Food Manufacturing and Processing Technician technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. 


Career Outlook
— According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food science field is expected to grow 16% in the next decade, which is faster than average, and opportunities are expected to be available as new products are developed using biotechnology. The desire to increase the quality and quantity of food produced for a growing population will spur job growth for food scientists and technologists. 

Manufacturing companies employ about 20% of the total number of food scientists and technologists, working mainly in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Perform quality tests
  • Determine product composition
  • Demonstrate safety standards
  • Demonstrate how to improve production processes
  • Apply tactics and strategies in utilization of quality processes
  • Apply appropriate regulations and guidelines
  • Utilize current technology
  • Organize and maintain records and reports
  • Identify, monitor, evaluate and report health and sanitation hazards

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • High school-level algebra, geometry or physics
  • High school-level biology or chemistry
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers
Laboratory Technician
Process Technician
Quality Assurance Inspector
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Technician

 

Related Program
Food Manufacturing and Processing Technician

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2015-16.

TECHNICAL STUDIES

Credits


( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students



(1)


CHEMT-101

Chemical Laboratory/Process Safety ^

2

 

(1)


ENVHEL-173

Environmental Bacteriology ^

3

 

(1)


FSTEC-107

Manufacturing Food Process and Schematics and Blueprints ^

3

 

(2)


FSTEC-101

HAACP for Food Manufacturing ^

4

 

(2)


ENVHEL-119

Food and Dairy Quality Control ‡ ^

3

 

(2)


FSTEC-102

Core Manufacturing Skills ^

2

 

(2)


FSTEC-103

Manufacturing Processes and Lab Science ^

2

 

(3)


CHEMT-105

Introduction to Instrumental Methods

3

 

(3)


ELCTEC-102

Introductory Electronics ‡

3

 

(3)


FSTEC-104

Food Processing Regulations and Sanitation/Sterilization ^

3

 

(3)


FSTEC-105

Industry Practicum

3

 

(3)


FSTEC-137

Fundamentals of Biotechnology
(or) NATSCI-237 Introduction to Biotechnology

4

 

  

(4)   FSTEC-106 Manufacturing Applications Using STEM
(or) NATSCI-265 STEM Applications in Manufacturing
      3   
           
(4)   QETECH-146  Quality Management Systems and Standards ‡ ^      
      3

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES






ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3




ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡ ^

3





(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course






MATH-115


College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^


5




(or) Any 200-series MATH course




 

NATSCI-186

 

Introductory Biochemistry ^

 

4


      (or) NATSCI-211 Chemistry    


 

PSYCH-199

 

Psychology of Human Relations

 

3


 


(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course


 


    NATSCI-172 Basic Nutritional Science

3

 



 SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3


   
(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST or course    
     
ELECTIVES  

Three Credits Needed

    
      3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 68


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward the Food Manufacturing and Processing Technician diploma program.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with the GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, times and locations of classes, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2015.