Continuing Education

REMG501 - Meat Cutting Basics

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Course Overview

Gain basic meat cutting knowledge. In a professional environment, learn meat cutting skills and techniques that meet industry standards and market trends.

Learn to separate quarters of sides of pork into primal, sub-primal and subsequent retail cuts.

Masterfully prepare your own handmade fresh and smoked sausages. The procedures and techniques for making a variety of sausage types will be covered, including specifics on:
* Basic meat cutting techniques and skills
* Seasoning and spices
* Curing and smoking
* Sanitization and cleaning
* Operating equipment including sausage stuffer, meat grinder and portable smoker.

Upon completion, you will have practical sausage production knowledge and a basic competency in the professional techniques. Walk away and make your own fresh Italian sausage, bratwurst, smoked ham, garlic, smokies, or jerky.

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  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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