Recently in Food Science, the students baked 6 cakes using 6 different leavening agents to see which one worked the best. Then, they measured the heights their cakes rose and, of course, did some taste testing.
Interested in taking this course? See below for more information directly from the WACC Course of Study Guide:
(DC3 AGRI 104 ITCC)
Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Recommended: Intro to Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource. Freshman must have completed Intro to Ag.
Course Length: 2 semesters
Credits Earned: 2
Students may earn college credit if they complete the Ivy Tech application and earn a C or higher.
Food Science is a two-semester course that provides students with an overview of food science and its importance. Introduction to principles of food processing, food chemistry, and physics, nutrition, food microbiology, preservation, packaging and labeling, food commodities, food regulations, issues and careers in the food science industry help students understand the role that food science plays in securing a safe, nutritious and adequate food supply. A project-based approach is utilized along with laboratory, team building and problem-solving activities to enhance student learning, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career opportunities in the area of food science.