Fanshawe College’s Food Processing - Product Development program is an eight-month graduate certificate that puts you on the front lines of food innovation. Our expert faculty combine instruction in the theory and knowledge behind food products and production processes, with a passion for culinary creativity and an understanding of business practices, so students are prepared for all aspects of the food production industry. As a student, you’ll learn food science, therapeutic nutrition, sensory evaluation, food research and development online and in our culinary labs at the London Downtown Campus. As well, your culinary creativity will be nurtured with an innovation goal and mindset, placing your passion for food at the forefront. Your learning experience will be complemented by business courses in quality assurance and industry engagement to prepare you to become a leader in the industry. Gain industry connections through program mentorships with community partners who are leaders in the food processing industry. A capstone project engaging industry partners will provide students with practical experience in the field, and an optional co-op working term will further ensure you are well connected with the industry prior to graduation. Graduates of this program will apply their unique ability to combine culinary creativity with food science in the growing agribusiness, food manufacturing and processing industry. Students will be prepared for careers such as product developers, new product marketing coordinators, food research and development specialists, food technologists and research product managers.