Course List - Riverland

Food Science

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
Principles of Food Science
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Food Quality and Safety

This course focuses on several aspects related to producing a quality food product. Students will become familiar with safe food handling procedures and product flow, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), equipment and sanitization procedures, and the importance of governmental rules and regulations as they pertain to food safety and food defense.  Students are introduced to state and federal regulatory agencies involved in ensuring safe food.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)


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Food Product Development

This course will focus on the steps used by the food industry to take a new product from concept to consumer.  Students will have the opportunity to follow the process to take a product from concept to consumer by creating a product in the classroom & lab.  Participating in tours may also be incorporated into this course.

(3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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Food Processing

This course is designed to introduce the student to specific operations involved in the processing of raw foodstuffs into foods suitable for consumption or storage. Methods used to process and preserve a variety of foods will be examined. An emphasis will be placed on the investigation of various processing techniques that enhance food quality and/or control of microbial growth. The prevention of food spoilage will be a major focus of this course.(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3)

This course explores the role of nutrition in promoting, maintaining, and improving the health of the human body. Traditional aspects of nutrition will be studied, as well as emerging issues and nutritional controversies. This course will focus on the science of nutrition, including nutrients and nutritional needs over the lifespan. This course will also cover the application of the principles of nutrition as they relate to individual food choices, health behaviors, public health, wellness, obesity, eating disorders, the use of supplements and botanicals, and the prevention of chronic disease. Issues facing society including food safety and sustainability will also be covered.

      MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)


Last Updated: May 29, 2018