ISBT-I05 Introduction to Microbiology

An online course that furthers students' knowledge of microbiology and its role in the food and beverage industry. Public Price: $99 ISBT Member Price: $79


Microbiology is the study of small living things called microbes, or microorganisms, which can only be seen using a microscope. Microbes are important to food and beverages, affecting them in both positive and negative ways. This introductory course is designed for those seeking the fundamentals of microbiology and operations.


After successful completion of the ISBT-I05 Introduction to Microbiology, students will be able to:

  • Understand what microbiology and microbes are, as well as the different types of microbes and where they can be found
  • Learn why microbes impact the food and beverage industry
  • Implement good manufacturing processes and maintain sanitary conditions
  • Evaluate key control strategies to minimize growth and cross-contamination


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