This introductory online based training is focused on the essential elements of food science and technology. The course allows and encourages collaboration between participants and provides an outstanding platform for networking. Completion of Introduction to Food Science Essentials will provide participants with a firm foundation of food science knowledge to be immediately applied in their current positions.
This is a ten week course, consisting of weekly online modules hosted on the Canvas learning management system (LMS) – the Ohio State University’s online education platform –, comprised of PowerPoint presentations, videos, demonstrations, and supplementary readings. Each week, participants will view a sequence of lectures and complete multiple choice quizzes, to assess and reinforce learning and to aid in course progression. A variety of written assessments will also be utilized throughout the course. Participants will be required to complete a term paper or presentation, centered on a topic relevant to their work in the food industry. Additionally, a final written examination will be assigned at the end of the course to determine participant’s mastery of the material and ability to use this knowledge in “real world” applications.
- An Introduction to the Field of Food Science
- Evaluation of Food Quality
- Food Components and Nutrition
- Food Manufacturing
- Food Safety
Food industry professionals who are new to the industry or are looking to enhance their technical knowledge and have not received a formal education in the field of food science and technology. There are no prerequisites for this course.
For additional course information or to be added to the waitlist, please contact Heather Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-7004.