Food Processing Technology

Beacon Technical Training Institute

Certificate 2 years Fee: on application

Overview

The craft certificate in food processing technology program is designed to enable the trainee to utilize locally available resources to process and preserve specific food products. Upon completion, the trainee will be qualified to work in food processing industries in production capacity, perform middle supervisory functions, or venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry.

Upon graduating, Craft certificate graduate in food processing technology can work as:

  • A technician in the food processing industry
  • A maintenance technician in a food processing industry
  • Middle-level management supervisor
  • Food quality and preservation officer in the food industry

The potential employers

  • Food processing and preservation industries
  • National and county government ministries concerned with food security
  • Government parastatals such as national cereal and produce board, Kebs

Objectives

The main objective of the Food Processing Technology craft certificate program is to equip the trainee with knowledge, practical skills, and attitudes that enables him/her to perform relevant duties in the food industry.

It also is designed to enable the trainee to utilize locally available resources to process and preserve specific food products. Upon completion, the trainee will be qualified to work in food processing industries in production capacity, perform middle supervisory functions, or venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry.

Specifically, it is expected that at the end of the course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Operate common types of food processing equipment and machinery.
  • Choose appropriate raw materials and equipment for processing.
  • Apply the principles of food processing and preservation in any food industry.
  • Have a good foundation for further training in food processing industry

Entry requirements

KCSE mean grade D (plain).

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Entry requirements

KCSE mean grade D (plain).


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