Food Science Technology

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Food Science Technology

Look at the food on your plate at your next meal or lining the shelves the next time you’re at the supermarket. You assume it will be safe and high quality. Most people don’t think about it, but food science plays an essential role in every facet of the multi-billion-dollar food industry to ensure that safe and nutritious food is available.

Our Food Science Technology program covers many specializations within the realm of food science, including food biochemistry, fermentation, protein science, food analysis, and research and product development.

With a food science degree or certification, you can seek employment at federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as companies involved in food and nutritional development, and food production.

If you’re interested in a career involving food science technology, such as a food science technician, food inspector, food safety officer, food analyst, or food sales representative, our Food Science Technology program can make it happen for you. Start your journey today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Food Science Technology program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Food Science and Technology Food Science and Technology A transfer partner Bachelor's Degree

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Food Science Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

$45,214

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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