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Welcome to Washington State University’s Certificate Program in Food Science

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The Certificate of Proficiency in Food Science offers five courses, each providing their own certificate of completion. The full Certificate of Proficiency in Food Science Certificate can be earned through successful completion of each of the five courses. These courses are specifically designed for individuals in, associated with, or just interested in, the production, processing, and safety of food, who are not food scientists or food engineers.

Courses are delivered entirely on-line and last about 9 weeks. Course content can be accessed 24/7 via the internet and do not need to be taken in order. All courses can be completed in a one-year period, if desired.

Course fees are $535 each.