Online Food Safety Program

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The graduates of our online food safety courses ensure a safe global food supply — and more. They’re evolving in their careers, innovating, and taking their companies to the next level.

We offer the best training delivered by university faculty who are experts in their fields. Whether you need a certification for your job or you’re ready to advance in your career, we have the courses for you.

  • Those employed in the food and allied industries looking for qualifications for a promotion in their jobs
  • Food industry workers who need HACCP and other important certifications
  • Those who are unemployed and want an education that will make them hirable
  • Those who need flexibility in their schedule
  • Those who live away from Raleigh and can’t commute to campus

  • How to maintain a hygienic food/beverage processing/retail/foodservice environment
  • How to develop a food safety plan and implement a food safety management system
  • How to consistently produce food/beverage products that meet customer, government, and supply chain specifications

  • Food safety management
  • Food quality control and quality assurance
  • Food inspections and auditing

Lonerider Brewer Joseph Wheeler

Brewing a New Career

Meet Joseph Wheeler. He's taking courses online toward a bachelor's degree -- and they're already proving beneficial to his work as a brewer for Lonerider. They've also opened his eyes to new career possibilities.

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Three Courses. Unlimited Opportunity.

The University Certificate in Food Safety & Quality Management provides individuals an opportunity to learn basic food safety, quality control, and operations management concepts that are useful throughout the food manufacturing supply chain. It is available to non-degree seeking students and both undergraduate and graduate students at NC State University.

Check out the videos below to learn more about each course.

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Cost Information

The cost of this program depends on how many credits you take at a time and whether you are a North Carolina resident. Each of the courses in this 12-credit program is a 3-credit course. To learn the cost per 3-credit course, visit the NC State Student Services Center online and refer to the “Undergraduate – Standard DE Rate” section.

Get Started Today

Learn more about our Food Safety & Quality Management certificate program and jump start your food safety career today. Feel free to contact us if you have questions:

Clint Stevenson
FBNS Distance Education Coordinator

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