University Catalog 2023-2024

Food Safety & Quality Management (Certificate)

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The University Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management provides individuals an opportunity to learn basic food safety, quality control, and operations management concepts that are useful throughout the food manufacturing supply chain. It is available to non-degree seeking students and both undergraduate and graduate students at NC State University.

Program Coordinators

Clint Stevenson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Distance Education Coordinator
Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7624, Raleigh, NC 27695

Admissions Requirements

  • 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.
  • NC State students: Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Registration Information

Contact the Program Coordinator.

Academic Structure

Term Effective: 8/2017
CIP Code: 01.1001
Description: Undergraduate Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management
Offered: Depending on the combination of courses that are selected, the format of this program can either be entirely Distance Education format or a combination of Distance Education and face-to-face.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses
FS 250Basics of Food Safety & Quality3
FS 435/535Food Safety Management Systems3
FS 416Quality Control in Food and Bioprocessing 13
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Operations and Supply Chain Management 2
Insects and Human Disease
Food Preservation
Feed Manufacturing Technology
Feed Quality Assurance & Formulation
Postharvest Physiology
Fundamentals of Human-Machine Systems Design
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Total Hours12