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Introduction to Food Manufacturing

Help feed millions by becoming the link between farm and table.

Discover the technical skills and advanced equipment you’ll need to succeed in the food manufacturing industry.

Through the Introduction to Food Manufacturing certificate program, you will build the versatile skills you need to start and advance your career in the food processing industry.

In the program, you’ll learn to maintain and operate state-of-the-art equipment and tools, ensure a safe workspace and perform industry-standard documentation. You’ll also build critical thinking skills and develop strategies to help support employee health, wellness and performance.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll participate in work-integrated learning opportunities and build the versatile communication, collaboration and learning skills you need to enhance your career potential.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Location
    Portage Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    5 months

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the technical skills, knowledge and safety procedures you need for a career in food processing.

TERM 1

Develop practical skills and knowledge in math, manufacturing processes, communication and safety while building crucial experience through a work placement.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Packaging
  • Production operator
  • Product inspector

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Find career success close to home and build your expertise right in the heart of Portage la Prairie at RRC Polytech’s Portage Campus.
Connect and collaborate with peers from across industries at the Portage Campus’s student lounge.
Work one-on-one with expert instructors to incorporate feedback, develop industry insight and expand your professional network.
Take advantage of small class sizes to collaborate with classmates and gain the knowledge and skills you need to graduate career-ready.

Graduate Success

The food processing industry has expanded significantly and needs experienced employees to keep up with future growth. RRC Polytech’s Introduction to Food Manufacturing graduates have the technical knowledge and practical skills they need to start a rewarding career and continue growing their expertise in this essential industry.

Build industry-relevant expertise

RRC Polytech courses are designed in consultation with expert instructors, industry leaders and employers to ensure your skills are up-to-date, relevant and ahead of industry needs. Through Introduction to Food Manufacturing, you’ll develop the critical skills you need to succeed as soon as you graduate.

Experience career-focused education

Take advantage of RRC Polytech’s industry connections to achieve your career goals. With the help of experienced instructors, co-op work opportunities and job resources, you’ll meet potential employers, expand your professional network and build strong interview skills – all before you graduate.

Prioritize health, safety and well-being

At RRC Polytech, your well-being is our top priority. As an Introduction to Food Manufacturing student, you’ll learn with the same safety standards and equipment as industry experts. You’ll also have access to the resources you need to monitor your mental health and manage your finances.

“I love that classes [at the Portage Campus] have fewer students allowing more one-on-one time with instructors. People go out of their way to help. I’m glad I decided to study here.”

Leah Onigbinde
Portage Campus Student

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Introduction to Food Manufacturing program, you are highly organized, pay close attention to detail and enjoy solving practical problems. You work well with others and enjoy leading teams, training coworkers and encouraging others to be their best. You also want to know how food products are made, packaged and shipped and want to join the ever-expanding food processing industry.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Results-oriented

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Positive attitude
  • Problem solving
  • Reliability

INTERESTS

  • Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Quality assurance
  • Time management
  • Manufacturing
  • Food production
  • Machinery

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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