The Food Processing Equipment Operation program of study prepares students for the duties of a food processing equipment operator. Food processing equipment operators work in food processing companies in the following subsectors: fish products, meat products, juices and beverages, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, bakery, sugar and confectionery, and animal feed. This industry includes companies that focus on prepared meals. However, these companies are not considered a subsector as they can be found in several subsectors.
Food processing equipment operators, either manually or with multifunction industrial process machinery or equipment, process food, for example by grinding, extracting, mixing, blending, and cooking food products. These persons also bag, can, or otherwise package food products through various processes.
Food Processing Equipment Operator
A person who meets the following conditions is eligible for admission to a program of study leading to an STC:
1. Has obtained at least Secondary III credits or the equivalent in the language of instruction, second language and mathematics;
or Has obtained an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS);
or Has successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) with or without specific prerequisites.
2. Has interrupted their full-time studies for at least 12 months;
or Is 18 years old when entering training;
or Has obtained a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or their equivalent;
or Meets the eligibility conditions of Emploi-Québec’s workforce training measure.