This online, on-demand, introductory level certificate program provides an overview of food components and nutrition, food manufacturing, and food safety. The purpose of this program is to provide food industry professionals, who have not received a formal education in the field, with knowledge of the essential elements of food science and technology. Completion of this introductory program will provide each participant with a firm foundation of food science knowledge to be immediately applied in their current position. Participants will be introduced to the major components of foods, such as fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, and their nutritional properties. Important aspects of food manufacturing, such as processing, preservation, and packaging, will also be covered. Finally, participants will receive instruction in food regulations, foodborne illness, and food safety systems.