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Bachelors Degree in Advanced Food Technology


Janna Hamlett



CSI is the first community college in the state of Idaho to offer a Bachelor’s degree. Courses for this program will be located in the Applied Technology and Innovation Center on the main campus. Flexible face-to-face and online courses have been implemented to allow those currently working in the industry or on rotating shifts the opportunity to participate.

Throughout the program, students will learn how to present technical data, how to manage direct reports, and how to provide leadership and guidance. Students will also learn about legal and ethical issues in a business environment and how to analyze and troubleshoot manufacturing challenges. The program includes a focus on the ability to evaluate the importance of sanitation, food safety, food quality, and equipment maintenance in production of a consumer safe product. By the end of the program, students will be able to demonstrate how different unit operations and automation interact to produce a consistent product and they will be able to show the importance of corrective actions and continuous improvement.

“This program is an excellent opportunity for individuals to become eligible candidates for management positions in the manufacturing and processing industry,” - Janna Hamlett, CSI Food Processing Assistant Professor.

Today's manufacturing environment is not all about physical strength, but requires a different skill set to handle an automated processing facility.

The application process for the Advanced Food Technology Bachelor program is now open and scholarship opportunities are available.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Shift Lead
  • Production Supervisor and Manager
  • Quality Supervisor and Manager
  • Maintenance or Controls Supervisor and Managers
  • Sanitation Manager
  • Supply Chain - Logistics and Transportation
  • Warehousing Supervisor and Manager

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