Secondary School of Dairy Industry and Higher Vocational School of Food Technology in Kroměříž
Secondary School of Dairy Industry and Higher Vocational School of Food Technology in Kroměříž is a multifunctional vocational school focusing on food industry. The school offers the following programmes: secondary school study, higher vocational school study and a Bachelor's Programme in cooperation with Tomas Bata University in Zlín.
The school was established in 1902 as a National Dairy and Cheese Factory School following the ideas of the same establishment in Switzerland and offering the dairy specialists the theoretical background. In the 1960s the school had been transformed into Secondary School of Dairy Industry providing a secondary vocational education. Since 1993 the curriculum has included also the Food Analysis branch. The Higher Vocational School, established in 1996, offers three-year Diploma Programs called Milk Processing, Food Analysis and Food Technology and Hygiene. Graduates are conferred a Diploma specialist (Dis.) title. Since 2006 the school has been cooperating with Tomas Bata University in Zlín, offering a Bachelor's programme at the Faculty of Technology.
Since its establishment, the school puts emphasis on the integrity of the educational process, broad theoretical science background completed with professional skills, not only at the food processing itself, but also in the labs of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biology, microbiology and biochemistry. Close connection between theory and the real practice is a necessity.
Current educational offer:
Two branches can be studied at the Secondary School: Food Analysis and Food Technology (with focus on dairy industry).
The Higher Vocational School offers three-year Diploma Programs called Milk Processing, Food Analysis and Food Technology and Hygiene.
On the basis of the accreditation with Tomas Bata University in Zlín, we also offer a bachelor's programme "Food Chemistry and Technology" specializing in Technology of Milk and Dairy Products".
The curricula of all programmes include the languages (optional English and German), profiling subjects such as food technology, dairy technology, analytical chemistry, microbiology, food hygiene, food engineering, etc. The branches require also the knowledge of food marketing, economics, business law, IT, accounting.
To ensure practical training at school, a pilot plan has been constructed. Further practical training is provided by the dairy factories, meat processing companies, bakeries, malting plants and private laboratories nearby. Besides this form of training, the students have individual practice in food companies in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Two modern residence halls in the neighborhood provide accommodation and boarding.
The school was awarded the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic certificate "Enduring Educational Platform of the Ministry of Agriculture".
Lifelong learning programmes, consultancy courses and seminars on professional issues belong to the school activities as well.