The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Food Science and Technology I provides students with skills necessary for employment in the field of Food Science. The program is designed to prepare students for positions leading to careers such as food science technicians. The curriculum is designed to prepare students with a strong science core providing emphasis in chemistry, biology, and food science. An Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Food Science and Technology is also available.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing in an accurate respectful and culturally responsive manner.
- Collaborate with diverse individuals.
- Demonstrate an awareness of professional and ethical behavior appropriate to the food science discipline.
- Evaluate the validity of scientific studies.
- Explain the relationship between structure and function at the molecular and cellular level.
- Use qualitative and quantitative models to understand physical, biological, and chemical phenomena.
- Conduct experiments to accurately collect, analyze, and evaluate data.
- Use appropriate mathematical models, technology, and equipment.
- Adhere to standard safety protocols when performing experiments and collecting data.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Food Scientists and Technologists
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|(CHM130 and |
|(Fundamental Chemistry and Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory) or (General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory)||Prerequisites: C or better in [(CHM100 or MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or higher or satisfactory math placement) and (RDG100 or RDG100LL, or higher or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by appropriate reading placement)] or permission of the Instructor. and Prerequisites or Corequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHM130. or Prerequisites: C or better in [(CHM130 and CHM130LL), or CHM130AA, or 1 yr high school chemistry taken in last 5 yrs] and (C or better in MAT151 or higher level math course, or satisfactory placement), or permission of Instructor/Departmnt/Division Chair and Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHM150 or CHM151 or Corequisites: CHM150 or CHM151||SQ||4|
|BIO156 or |
|Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one-semester of college level chemistry is strongly recommended. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.||SQ||4|
|FON104||Certification in Food Service Safety and Sanitation||1|
|FST175||Food Science Product Development I||3|
|FST165||Microbiology of Foods||4|
|FON241 and |
|Principles of Human Nutrition and Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory||No requisites and Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FON241 or Corequisites: FON241.||SG||4|
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Food Science and Technology I (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137451).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.