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:
- Beef Processing Workshop: 10-day workshop for 8 CEUs (Continuing Educational Units).
- Pork Processing Workshop: 5-day workshop for 4 CEUs
- Lamb & Goat Processing Workshop: 5-day workshop for 4 CEUs
- HACCP Training: 2-day workshop for 1.6 CEUs
*Workshop Dates Coming Soon
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:
- Basic Fiber Workshop: Day-long workshop for .8 CEUs (Continuing Educational Units). The goal for the Basic
Course is to have natural fiber producers gain the knowledge to return to their farm
and organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting and sorting are the
building blocks for the workshop with hands-on time to gain experience.
- Advanced Fiber Workshop: Three-day, hands-on course for 2.4 CEUs. It is geared to those individuals who want
more in-depth education and/or are interested in developing a business sorting for
other fiber bearing livestock owners or fiber purchasers. This Advanced Course requires
completion of the Basic Course and a passing score on the final exam before registering.
- Apprenticeship Program: Two years of field work in sorting, grading and classing of a minimum of 250 fleece.
Each apprentice has a mentor providing guidance and feedback throughout the apprenticeship. The
Apprenticeship Program is designed for those who wish to pursue receiving their final
Certification in Sorting/Grading/Classing. Qualification for this program requires
successful completion of both the Basic Course and Advanced Course.
Location: 5822 Gravois Ave St. Louis, MO 63116
Basic: Friday, October 11, 2019 ($150)
Advanced: Saturday, October 12- Monday, October 14 ($475)
Both Workshops: ($625)
Register for Fiber Workshops Here
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.
*Workshop Dates To Be Determined
- Basic Beekeeping Workshop: In this six-hour class designed for beginners, learn about
the lives of honey bees and the basic requirements and responsibilities of keeping
bees. Understand the mechanics of the hive and the tools involved to keep a healthy
hive. Instruction will cover the history of bees, bee anatomy, bee biology, hive congruency
and natural hive design, apiary site selection, bee health, patterns of nectar and
pollen flow, seasonal concerns and methods for recognizing the needs of your bees.
Other topics will include installing bee packages, assembling hive wooden ware, cleaning
burr comb, harvesting honey, recognizing healthy brood patterns as well as signs of
problems, disease and pest identification and control, chemical treatments and watching
and preparing for swarm season.
- Advanced Beekeeping Workshop: In this six-hour class, you will learn from our expert
instructors, Christine O’Dell and Dean Haskin, who will share their knowledge on beekeeping.
Learn about introducing queens to a colony and splitting colonies to replace loss
or increase numbers. Other topics include recognition and prevention of disease and
pests and preparing colonies for winter.
*Workshop Dates Coming Soon
Canine Training Programs
- Canine Aggression Awareness Workshop: This course covers fundamentals of canine behavior
and aggression, as well as de-escalation tactics and related concepts.Objectives of
this course is to help identify nonverbal indicators often displayed by an aggressive
canine, and to identify nonverbal behaviors people can exhibit to de-escalate canine
aggression. This training is a one-hour class led by members of our Bachelor of Technology
in Canine Training and Management Faculty.
Amazon AWS Architecture Certification
- This 12- week course provides students the technical expertise and base-level AWS
proficiency many employers seek in skilled cloud professionals. This is a preparatory
course to achieving AWS Specialty Certification.
*Workshop Dates Coming Soon
If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pernat at 518-255-5528 or firstname.lastname@example.org