Food & Agriculture

Students receiving a crate of carrots

Food Processing Certification Program

GRCC is teaming with The Right Place Inc. / Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center West and The Starting Block to offer Food Processing Certification Program.

This 56-hour program (meeting one day a week for seven weeks), blends class time with hands-on experience for careers in food processing, or preparing individuals to manufacture food products for retail purposes. The course curriculum aligns with published food processing skills and desired "first-level" knowledge as defined by West Michigan food processors. 

Students can count on learning baseline food processing technology skills and will visit local food processing manufacturers to see processes in action. Successful program participants will receive at least two interviews from food processing companies.