Conestoga College

Food Processing Technician

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Cambridge Campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Food Technology and Processing
Description:This program provides training for those interested in a career as a food processing technician in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. It includes courses on industrial maintenance, drawings and schematics, machine technology, pumps, valves, motor controls and PLCs, as well as an introduction to food science, food processing methods, food safety and an overview of the principles of food manufacturing. All theoretical training is supported by hands-on experience in mechanical shops, food processing experience at a semi-industrial (pilot plant) level in the industry.

Students in the Food Processing Technician program will receive training in mechanical systems and industrial maintenance as they apply to a food manufacturing operation and will have intensive hands-on mechanical experience with food processing equipment.
URL:Food Processing Technician at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,630
International: $14,869

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status, Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1280), and Grade 11 Mathematics, C, M (U/C), or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1420).

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Effective for the September 2019 intake, applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL iBT 88, CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60, PTE Academic 58, and Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 29, 2018