Industrial Food Technology

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The Industrial Food Technology program is suspended for the Fall semester pending a program review. All students will be notified of any updates in the fall.

Students interested in registering for a course in the fall can choose FSW101 and receive equivalency towards IFT105.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Program Manager.


The application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe, nutritious, and wholesome food is the study of food technology. The study of the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food is performed by a food scientist or food technologist. Food Technologists develop ways to process, preserve, package, or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations depending on their area of specialization.

The Industrial Food Technology program is of interest to those employed in the food industry who wish to advance or upgrade their skills and knowledge and individuals who wish to change careers.

Students must wear lab coats and safety glasses in labs. These items may be purchased in the Seneca@York bookstore.

Program Contacts

Tina Kotsiomitis
Academic Program Manager
416-491-5050 ext.22515