Food Science and Safety is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in food quality control, processing, product development, microbiology, sanitation and safety. Opportunities for employment include positions with food processing operations, food research and development departments, biotechnology firms, food regulatory control laboratories, food sanitation and public health services, local, state, and federal inspection services. The only Associate Degree Program in New England, Food Science and Safety is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA's FSIS), and is recognized by the United States Department of Commerce (USDC), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA) and American Society of Microbiology (ASM). Students also may earn certificates in food sanitation, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Environmental Health Technology (EHT).
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