Food Processing Advanced Sanitation Practices

Certificate | Code: 0790

About the program

This program is designed to provide individuals interested or currently practicing in the Cleaning and Sanitation field in the food processing industry with the technical knowledge and skills to achieve effective results and manage the complex tasks associated with sanitary compliance.

This program consists of four mandatory courses that address specific technical issues relating to sanitary compliance. Courses are delivered in-class and online for a total of 138 hours of training.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the food processing industry (supervisory experience in a food processing facility is an asset) OR completion of FOOD1240 Food Processing II

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and conduct research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements. For experience in the industry the following constitutes proof:

    - Letter of employment from your company (with contact information) OR a recommendation from a current or former Supervisor in the Food Processing Industry (with contact information).
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

Skills gained in this program will enable the graduate to fulfil responsibilities specific for a Cleaning and Sanitation Supervisor, Cleaning and Sanitation Lead Hand and Cleaning and Sanitation Manager.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

Program outcomes

  • Apply the appropriate food safety standards and guidelines specific to sanitary compliance in a food processing environment.
  • Apply principles of chemistry specific to equipment and environmental cleaning and sanitation to improve the effectiveness of a sanitary compliance program.
  • Develop Master Cleaning and Sanitation programs specific to industry sectors.
  • Use process flow diagrams and other evaluation tools to assess compliance of processes to workplace and industry specific guidelines.
  • Apply skills needed to train employees in basic food safety and health and safety procedures and practices.
  • Assess the work environment for food safety violations and hazards.
  • Perform supervisory duties, such as documentation review.
  • Employ problem solving techniques to workplace cleaning and sanitation situations.

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020