Food Processing Technology

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Food Processing Technology programme

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 of Food Processing Technology

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 for Food Processing Technology

KCSE mean grade D (plain).

Colleges offering Food Processing Technology

Food Processing Technology

Matuu Vocational Training Center
Kiambu County

Food Processing Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Laikipia County

Food Processing Technology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Nakuru Teachers Training College
Laikipia County

Food Processing Technology

Katito Youth Polytechnic
Makueni County

Food Processing Technology

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Kisii County

Food Processing Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (rvibs)
Laikipia County

Food Processing Technology

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Beacon Technical Training Institute
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Aberdare Institute of Business and Catering
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food Processing Technology

Wondrous College of Professional Studies
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Mwangaza College
Laikipia County

Food Processing Technology

Carlile College
Baringo County

Food Processing Technology

Thika College of Excellence
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food Processing Technology

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Migori County

Food Processing Technology

Hi- Tech International College
Migori County

Food Processing Technology

Alphax College
Migori County

Food Processing Technology

Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC)
Baringo County