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.

Specifically, you’ll learn to separate quarters of sides of pork into primal, sub-primal and subsequent retail cuts.

Learn how to 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 sanitizing, seasonings & spices and curing and smoking.

As well, an important topic will be the equipment required for making sausage, such as the sausage stuffer, meat grinder, and portable smoker. Upon completion, you will have practical sausage production knowledge and a basic competency in the professional techniques on how to make three to four varieties of sausage. Varieties include fresh Italian, bratwurst, smoked ham, garlic, smokies, or jerky.

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Delivery Methods

  • 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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