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Food Processing and Preservation


Food Processing and Preservation is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Food Processing and Preservation

Food processing is process of transformation of raw ingredients into food by the means of physical and chemical means. It is the process of producing raw food ingredients into marketable food products which can be easily prepared and used by the consumers.

Food preservation includes preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi or other micro-organisms as well as retarding the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity thus promoting longer shelf life and reduced hazard from eating the food.

Upon graduating, a craft certificate graduate in food processing and preservation technology can work as:

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


Entry requirements for Food Processing and Preservation

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in food processing and preservation technology course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

Institutions offering Food Processing and Preservation


Wondrous College of Professional Studies

Private College Roysambu

At Wondrous College of Professional Studies we train competitive professionals in Information Communication Technology, Hotel Management and Catering, Cake Baking, Cake Design and The Art of Cake Decoration, Fashion...

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Auscomp College

Private College Lurambi

AUSCOMP College is a TVET (Ministry of Education) Registered College Offering various Courses. Auscomp college is located in a conducive learning environment with a beautiful view of the...

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Uasin Gishu Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Uasin Gishu Technical Training Institute is an institution of higher learning located in Eldoret town.

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Alphax College

Private College Soy

Alphax College was established in 1996 as a response to an expressed need for specialized tertiary education in Kenya. Its foundation was aimed at promoting effective, relevant, efficient,...

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Kiambu Institute of Computer Engineering

Private College Kiambu

Kiambu Institute of Computers & Engineering popularly known as KICE College is an institute known for its computer & business courses training. We offer full time & part-time...

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Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology

Private College Thika Town

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality & Technology is a Private Hospitality and Tourism Tertiary Institute accredited by the Kenyan Ministry of Education.Our main campus is located in Thika town,...

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Mwangaza College

Private College Nakuru Town East

Mwangaza College is administered under the Diocese of Nakuru by the De La Salle Christian Brothers (a worldwide educational religious Congregation with a 300-year tradition). The goal of...

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Christian Industrial Training Centre

Private College Kamukunji

The Christian Industrial Training Centres – Nairobi is established to provide in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, vocational and commercial training to the less...

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Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.Our founding director, armed with over...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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ACK Bishop Muge College

Private College Emgwen

ACK Bishop Muge College is a middle-level college, run and managed by the Anglican Church of Kenya. The College is situated in Kapsabet, Emgwen Constituency, Nandi county.

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Objectives of Food Processing and Preservation

The main objective of the food processing and preservation certificate course is to equip the trainee with knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to work in the food processing industry.

The course is designed to enable the trainee to utilize locally available resources to process specific food products. Upon completion, the trainee will be qualified to work in food processing industries in production capacity, to carry out research, 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 in industry.
  • Have a good foundation for further training in food processing industry

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