Workshops, Certificates and Certifications

Professional and Career Training Workshops, Certificates, and Certifications


Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Program

This certificate program is an intensive, hands-on, four-part basic training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enter employment in the meat processing industry. The program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, merchandising and the utilization of all products. Hands-on training includes: animal slaughter, primal fabrication, retail cutting, valued-added products, safety, sanitation, packaging, and HACCP standards.

For individuals who are unable to attend the four-week long training, the certificate can be achieved by successfully completing all components at different times: (CEU = Continuing Educational Units).

Dates: May 11- June 10, 2020

Location: SUNY Cobleskill

Price: $4950 

Register here for the Meat Processing and Food Safety Cert 


AWS Amazon Certified Solutions Architect Preparatory Course

Location: SUNY Cobleskill

Cost: $575

                                                                      Register Here for AWS                                                                                                          


 Sausage Making Workshop

This one-day workshop will dive into the world of basic charcuterie.  In both classroom and lab setting, participants will observe the basic breakdown of pork for sausage and have hands on experience to the basic steps of fresh sausage fabrication including: meat selection, grinding, spices, stuffing and sampling.  Lab experience will occur following federal regulations in the USDA inspected meat processing facility.  Lunch is included. (Limited to 15 attendees)


*Stay tuned for future dates.. 


Fiber Sorting, Classing and Grading Certificate Program

The goal of this certificate is to provide professional training which will lead to standardize sorting and grading of natural animal fibers in the United States thereby supporting and enhancing the natural fiber textile industry across the country. Classes are taught throughout the country with instruction provided by certified Master Sorter/Grader/Classer professionals from SGC (Sorting Grading Classing).

Upon successful completion of all parts of the certificate, and approval by SGC, participants will receive a SUNY Cobleskill Fiber Sorting, Grading, & Classing Certificate and will be a certified Master Sorter.  Continuing education and a refresher course is required every three years after the initial certification to maintain the professional status. The certification includes three parts:

 *Spring dates coming soon 


PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) is an international non-profit organization that promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted therapy for people with special needs. SUNY Cobleskill is an approved certification site. We typically offer annual trainings and certification examinations. 



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Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL)

Workshop  &  Skills Test

Expert professionals, Susanne Haseman and Amanda Hogan, will share their knowledge on mental health and learning issues while working with equine partners.

Susanne Haseman • Med, LCMHC, CEIP-MH, ESMHL Curriculum/ Workshop and PATH Int’l Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Amanda Hogan • PATH Int’l Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, ESMHL and Co-author of ESMHL Curriculum/ Workshop.

 3 Day ESMHL Workshop ONLY                      Registrered Skills Test ONLY**                                                        $550   March 15 - 17                                        $150   March 18

 3 Day ESMHL Workshop & Skills Test          Auditors ONLY                                                                                    $600   March 15-18                                          $100 March 15 - 17

**For Registered Skills Test: MUST have proof of having attended a PATH Int'l Instructor Workshop within the previous two years or provide Registered Certification resubmission letter. MUST be 21 years of age or older.

Email proof of Valid Instructor in Training Letter (IT) to PernatDG@cobleskill.edu or mail to:

SUNY Cobleskill
Attn: Deb Pernat
Knapp 223
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Register for the ESMHL Workshop


Beekeeper Trainings

 *Workshop Dates Coming Soon 


Canine Training Programs



If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pernat at 518-255-5528 or pernatdg@cobleskill.edu

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