Program Length: 6 months
Food Quality Laboratory Technicians ensure that manufactured products meet safety standards and company specifications. CHICAT’s Food QC/QA Laboratory Technician program provides students with a thorough understanding of the food manufacturing industry as well as obtaining certifications in HACCP, Allergens, and Six Sigma White Belt, which can lead to careers in industries like: Quality Assurance, Technician Quality Assurance Auditor, Quality Control Inspector
Typical Employers: Food production companies (Dean Foods, Mondelez International, Cargill, etc.), Food chemical supply companies (Airgas Inc, Stepan Company, Solvay, etc.),Government inspection agencies (USDA, FDA, FSIS, etc.)
This is a 22-week course that meets from 8:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Program includes: Introduction to Food Science and Quality, Food Chemistry/ Food Analysis/Nutrition/ Food Sensory, Food Microbiology/ Food Toxicology, Food Processing, Food Product Development, Food Laws & Regulations/GMP/PPE, Food Capstone/ New Food Product Development, Mock Manufacturing/ Mock Recall/Customer complaints/ Product Hold, including HACCP, HARPC, SQF, Quality Manuals, FMSA, and Externship.