Food Processing Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Food Processing is a course that explains how the use of additives can preserve foods. The course also provides an overview of the processing technologies used for food preservation. This includes procedures that are commonly used to process and preserve food on a commercial basis. Other topics include packaging, thermal processing, chilling storage, freezing and irradiation.

This course is an intended for people working in the food processing industry, including production, materials supply, and other industries which supply to the food processing industry. Newcomers to these industries, or people who have had no formal training, managers and professionals in areas such as operations, sales, marketing and other roles where a knowledge of food processing technologies would improve confidence and communication, with customers, suppliers and colleagues.


After completion of Food Processing, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • How basic food processing works
  • How to preserve food products using food additives
  • How to preserve food products using processing technologies


A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam for each course. 

Introduction to food processing


  • Salts
  • Sugars
  • Preservatives

Processing technologies

  • Canning
  • Dehydration & drying
  • Extrusion
  • Freezing
  • Aseptic processing
  • Packaging
  • Thermal processing
  • Irradiation
  • Storage



 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.