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Undergraduate Certificates | Food Safety & Quality Management

Food Safety & Quality Management

Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Undergraduate Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management provides foundational skills and knowledge about food safety, quality control and operations management concepts essential to career advancement related to the food manufacturing supply chain. Offered online to non-degree seeking students, undergraduate and graduate students at NC State University, the 12-credit program includes three food science courses (9 credits) that address scientific principles and procedures associated with food safety and one elective course (3 credits). Each course is evaluated by the Quality Matters Rubric.

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This certification is available to non-degree studies (NDS) students, undergraduate, and graduate students at NC State University. To participate in this program, please submit an application by clicking on the "Apply Now" button. Should you have questions about this program, please contact Dr. Clint Stevenson, Online and Distance Education Coordinator in Food Safety Education and Training.

Non-degree seeking and continuing education students: Must demonstrate current or previous enrollment in a 2-year or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university and provide proof of a 2.5 GPA or higher; OR have received an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Career Prospects

In need of quality assurance, quality control or food safety certification? Ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply is a critical and growing need, and many co-packing and manufacturing facilities require certification for career advancement. The Undergraduate Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management provides the skills and certifications required of professionals working in food processing, inspection and manufacturing.