Food Science Concentration

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS, 60 CREDITS

This program introduces students to the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods.  Students analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein and study new food sources.  Methods to make processed foods safe, palatable and healthful are researched.  Students examine food processing, packaging, preserving, storing and distribution. 

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Christine Seppanen


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Food Science Concentration program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (12-16 credits)

FSCI1000 Principles of Food Science 4 CR
FSCI1010 Food Safety, Law and Sanitation 3 CR
FSCI1020 Food Security/Bio-Security 3 CR
FSCI1030 Food Science Research and Development 3 CR
FSCI1040 Food Processing 3 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (40 credits)

- Goal 1 - Communication 9 CR
- Goal 2 - Critical Thinking 3 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 9 CR
- Goal 7 - Human Diversity
- Goal 8 - Global Perspective
- Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility
- Goal 10 - People and the Environment
- Physical Education/Health 1 CR
CCLS1000 First Year Experience 1 CR