5102 Food Science

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2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum
Counts as: 
A directed elective or elective for all diplomas.
Course Description: 

Food Science is a two semester course that provides students with an overview of food science and the role it plays in the securing of a safe, nutritious, and adequate food supply. A projectbased approach is utilized in this course, along with laboratory, team building, and problem solving activities to enhance student learning. Students are introduced to the following areas of horticulture science: food processing, food chemistry and physics, nutrition, food microbiology, preservation, packaging and labeling, food commodities, food regulations, issues and careers in the food science industry.

Local Learning Opportunities
Recommended Grade: 
Grade 10
Grade 11
Industry or Service: 
Health Sciences
Program Type: 
Next Level Programs of Study Courses
Course Code: 
Required Prerequisites: 
Principles of Agriculture
Recommended Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma