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Food Processing Supervisor (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1250
School:
Engineering & Information Technology

About the Program

Students will gain the knowledge and skills that are essential to effectively conduct supervisory activities in a food processing environment. Students will be exposed to exercises, case studies and practical application of supervisory skills related to the food processing work environment.

Courses included in this certificate are: Food Processing Basics, Food Safety Level 1 - Online, Coaching and Developing People, Developing Effective Teams, Project Management, Creative and Critical Thinking, Managing Change, Occupational Health and Safety for the Food Processing Industry - Condensed and Continuous Improvement Processes. This program consists of nine mandatory courses that address current food processing issues and trends.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for middle management supervisory positions in food processing manufacturing environments.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
FOOD1075 Food Processing Basics
Description: This course will give students an introduction to the Food and Beverage Processing Industry, and also cover principles of food science and food composition and basic processing methods. Students will be introduced to food processing equipment.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
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FOOD1120 Food Safety Level 1 - On-Line
Description: The Food Safety course is designed to provide the student with general knowledge of food safety including food safety hazards, good manufacturing practices and food safety systems, as well as basic knowledge of food plant security and of the impact of food manufacturing on the environment. The course covers food safety, food plant security and food manufacturing - environmental management. The content is based on the MTCU schedule of training for a Process Operator - Food Manufacturing apprenticeship program.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
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Details
HRM0040 Coaching And Developing People (MLCP)
Description: This course provides the knowledge necessary to develop lifelong learning in the workplace. The basic skills of communication, conflict management, and performance evaluation will be developed, as will an understanding of development and delegation by empowerment. This course is a credit in the Manufacturing Leadership Certificate Program (MLCP).
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
HRM0070 Developing Effective Teams
Description: New and inspiring supervisors will develop skills in building, leading and facilitating teams. Group problem solving receives special attention. Participants learn how various team structures can help organizations make the most of their human resources.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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Closed
MGMT1350 Project Management
Description: Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of Project Management Body of Knowledge are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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Details
MGMT1370 Creative and Critical Thinking
Description: Today more than ever, leaders need to be critical and creative thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations. This course will build on the knowledge and skills covered in the previous courses. Students will learn how to think creatively and critically in order to apply those skills to their role in the organization, and their professional and personal life. These skills will assist the student with analyzing information in order to respond to a wide variety of work and personal situations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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Details
MGMT1400 Managing Change
Description: Today's leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. Additionally, they need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what type of change is required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change plans are all essential to developing and managing change plans to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be discussed in the context of best practices related to change management.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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CoRequisites:
Details
OHS1120 Occupational Health and Safety for the Food Processing Industry - Condensed
Description: This course will address the need identified in the food processing industry for increased awareness to hazardous situations and the resulting reduction of workplace injuries and accidents. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the obligations, rights and responsibilities of employees, supervisors/managers and employers and how to effect change in their future workplaces toward Health and Safety regulatory compliance. The students will navigate the legislative framework specific to health and safety in the food manufacturing industry and incorporate techniques to address hazard recognition and potential for accidents. Students will be able to respond to and record the legal, economical, technical, and personal dimensions associated with hazard awareness in the food processing industry.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
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QUAL1150 Continuous Improvement Processes (MLCP)
Description: This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills related to the practical application of Continuous Improvement processes and concepts. They will identify and apply the appropriate tools necessary to contribute to organizational goals.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Luis Garcia, lgarcia@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 2475

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