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

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

Prudential International School of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Food Processing Technology

Thika College of Excellence
Kiambu County

Food Processing Technology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

Keveye Vocational Training Center
Vihiga County

Food Processing Technology

Mwangaza College
Nakuru County

Food Processing Technology

Nakuru Teachers Training College
Nakuru County

Food Processing Technology

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

Food Processing Technology

Machakos Medical and Technical Training College
Machakos County

Food Processing Technology

Katito Youth Polytechnic
Kisumu County

Food Processing Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (rvibs)
Nakuru County

Food Processing Technology

Carlile College
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Food Processing Technology

Beacon Technical Training Institute
Kajiado County

Food Processing Technology

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

North Rift Institute of Management Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Food Processing Technology

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Food Processing Technology

Matuu Vocational Training Center
Machakos County

Food Processing Technology

Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC)
Nairobi County