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SCC Offers The Better Process Control School

Shawnee Community College is the only educational institution in the state of Illinois to offer the Better Process Control School. The course will be offered February 13th-16th, 2018 at the SCC Anna Extension Center.

The Better Process Control is a 4-day course approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This course certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems; acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low acid acidified foods in closed containers. All low acid and acidified food processors must have a certified supervisor on hand at all times during processing. This school satisfies the training requirements for both FDA and USDA regulations, in regards 21 CFR 113 and 21 CFR 114.

The course is mostly lecture based with 16 examinations at certain intervals throughout the course. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 70% pass rate to receive certification. Dr. Ruplal Choudhary, Professor of Food Engineering at SIU-C College of Agricultural Sciences, will deliver instruction.

The Better Process Control School will be offered February 13th-16th, 2018 at SCC Anna Extension Center in Anna, Illinois. The course fee is $625, which includes materials and continental breakfast each morning. Early registration ends on May 26th, late registration will be assessed a $25 late fee. The deadline to register is June 1st.

A partnership with SIU-C College of Agricultural Sciences will bring this unique opportunity back to southern Illinois. Shawnee Community College was the first in the state to offer the BPCS in 2014. However, this course is not limited to southern Illinois. Residents of any state can take this federally required and approved course.

For registration and additional information on the Better Process Control School at Shawnee Community College, please contact Kyle Echols at 618-634-3254.

To register for the Better Process Control School online, click here.

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