UMaine to offer online graduate certificate in food technology, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine will offer a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Food Technology for aspiring entrepreneurs, current professionals and those with a science or engineering background who wish to work in the food industry. The program aims to prepare graduates for careers in health food markets, brewing, product development, agricultural processing, food safety and quality, research and development, and preservation and packaging, the article states. The program will integrate the latest in food science with the core concepts of the food production industry. Students will gain scientific and practical knowledge and learn how to critically assess current research to solve real-world food issues, as well as take professional development courses focused on ethics, communication, cultural competence, knowledge and other professional skills, Mainebiz reported. More information is online.