Certified Food Industry Technicians need to understand some of the principles of mechanical and electrical engineering. They also need to be well versed in industrial safety, industrial mechanics and maintenance, and other topics related to the environments in which they will work.

There are three ways to meet the educational requirements for FIT Certification:

  1. Complete a two-year Associate Degree from a FIT-Certified Academic Provider. These Academic Providers offer programs covering mechanical and electrical principles, plus additional courses that provide knowledge needed by food industry technicians.
  2. Complete two or more years of equivalent technical education at another college.
  3. Meet the equivalent of the two-year degree through a combination of work experience, training, and education.

Visit our Academic Program Providers page to learn more about how to complete the FIT program educational requirements.