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Based on data from North America, the animal slaughtering and processing industry employs more than 515,000 individuals. More than 330,000 of those work in production occupations, such as production line supervisors and operating workers, food processing workers, and butchers and meat cutters. Nearly 70,000 workers are slaughterers and meat packers.

Location:

Sackville, New Brunswick Canada

Branch:

Cyuve, Musanze District, Northern Province, Rwanda

Our programs and courses allow students to get ahead in their careers.

We believe in fostering a learning community in which the values, goals, and learning styles of students are recognized and supported. We are committed to the belief that diversity strengthens learning and actively seek opportunities to leverage the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of our students.

We believe in the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards and integrity in all that we do. We also expect the same in our students an incorporate professional business ethics and communications in our courses of instruction.

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esponsible for the cutting of carcasses into smaller cuts, the trimming of meat cuts as well as the cost-effective use of trimmings and the attractive presentation of meat cuts. Meat cutting technicians can also manufacture meat products such as biltong, boerewors, pickled meat and cold meat products. They have thorough knowledge of the preservation, packaging and freezing of meat. Meat-cutting technicians can also advise clients on the best use of different types of meat and meat cuts, as well as suitable preparation and cooking methods.

Program design and activities

The program consists of 13 courses, many of which consist of both a theory and practical component. Practical work is carried out from Monday to Thursday, with theory work and evaluation on Friday morning. You will be required to take notes in class and study the manual and supplementary handouts. The schedule of work in the practical sessions and the theory sessions is subject to change depending on production requirements and the instructor's sense of class progress. The dress code is based on industry practices and requires all students to wear clean shirts and ties, black slacks and black shoes (no runners), and women wear clean blouses.

Program Learning Overview

It will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in the meat-cutting industry. Throughout this innovative program, you will benefit from extensive hands-on experience needed to work in "state of the art" meat cutting facilities. Our comprehensive curriculum and highly trained instructors will help you develop the professional skills you need for success in the industry. The program is built around food safety and focuses on: muscle and skeletal structures preparing pork, beef, lamb and poultry curing and smoking meats processing and merchandising seafood value-added oven ready products sanitation Note that the practicum is an integral part of the program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to practice. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills by working in the Professional Education Atlantic College meat market.

Practical Work Experience

Starting at about the mid-point of the program, students undertake two three-week practical work experiences to get a feel for an industry setting. The instructor helps arrange this in collaboration with businesses throughout British Columbia. About half of the students are assigned work experience somewhere in Kamloops or other areas of British Columbia while the other students continue with cutting activities, sausage manufacturing and with theory portions of the program in preparation for their own field work. Students from outside of the immediate Kamloops area are encouraged to do their work experience in their home communities. While on practicum, students are subject to their employer's company policies. The employers are responsible for completing evaluations of the students.

OUR MEAT & FISH PROCESSING PROGRAM

Courses and Outlines

Course NameCourse CodeCourse LevelCourse CredisCourse IDCourse Outline    
Safety and SanitationMPRO-SAS13MPRO-SAS-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to apply Quality Assurance (QA) procedures and Hazard and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements in a meat establishment. This course is applicable to workers in abattoirs, knackeries, boning rooms, game processing plants, food services operations, wholesalers and meat retail operations. Students will apply food safety measures and conduct sanitation operations within the meat production environment to comply with regulations and industry standards. Safety and Sanitation is an essential skill of the Food Service Worker. It is important for a learner to understand the requirements of handling food and equipment in a safe manner that prevents contamination and food borne illness. Topics in this course will include Personal Hygiene, Factors of Foodborne Illness, Safe Food Handling Techniques, Legislations, Hazard Awareness, Safe Work Habits and WHMIS.
Beef and Veal Carcass ProcessingMPRO-BVC13MPRO-BVC-001Through guided instruction and on site applications, students will perform humane slaughter of selected livestock species to meet industry and regulatory inspection requirements. This course introduces learners to the fundamentals of food processing. They’ll learn to comply with workplace health and safety, hygiene and environmental practices, apply quality standards to achieve production requirements and perform basic processing functions. Learners will explore amd to monitor the implementation of health and safety, food safety and quality and environmental practices as well as plan and manage their work priorities.
Meat ScienceMPRO-MSC11MPRO-MSC-001This course focuses on the meat science and the research and studies conducted both independently and in conjunction with many industry stakeholders over the last 40 years have provided a greater understanding of the relationship between animal-handling techniques prior to harvesting (slaughter) and the quality of the meat produced. As well, improved practices during and after the harvesting of animals, especially in large processing plants, have contributed to progress in the meat industry. These include improvements to refrigeration and storage, aging of meats (mainly beef and lamb carcasses), and transportation. Additionally, the slaughter process itself has changed over time, and now beef and veal animals are usually stunned with a captive bolt gun (with a retractable bolt penetrating the brain), rendering the animals unconscious prior to bleeding.
Pork ProcessingMPRO-PPR13MPRO-PPR-001In this course, students will develop an understanding of the work practices in retail meat enterprises in relation to health, customer service, safety, hygiene, quality and productivity. Students will also learn how to prepare, package and merchandise a range of meat products including primal, specialist cuts and value added meats.
Lamb ProcessingMPRO-LPR13MPRO-LPR-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to manually bone and fillet lamb, as well as to produce, assess and sell lamb products. The course is applicable to workers in meat retail operations. All training must be conducted in accordance with North American meat industry standards and regulations. All work should be carried out to comply with workplace requirements and hygiene standards. This course applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
Poultry ProcessingMPRO-POU13MPRO-POU-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to manually bone and fillet poultry, as well as to produce, assess and sell poultry products. The course is applicable to workers in meat retail operations. All training must be conducted in accordance with North American meat industry standards and regulations. All work should be carried out to comply with workplace requirements and hygiene standards. This course applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
Seafood ProcessingMPRO-SEA13MPRO-SEA-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to manually bone and fillet seafood, as well as to produce, assess and sell seafood products. The course is applicable to workers in meat retail operations. All training must be conducted in accordance with North American meat and seafood industry standards and regulations. All work should be carried out to comply with workplace requirements and hygiene standards. This course applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work.
Product Identification and NomenclatureMPRO-PID11MPRO-PID-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to identify species and meat cuts. This courseis applicable to boning rooms, smallgoods manufacturing and meat retail operations. All training must be conducted according to North Americam meat industry standards and regulations. All work should be carried out to comply with workplace requirements. This course applies to individuals who work alongside a supervisor in most situations and exercise limited autonomy.
Value Added ProcessingMPRO-VAP12MPRO-VAP-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and produce more complex value added products, such as those employing pastry, dairy products or cooking. It includes preparing ingredients and following recipes. The operation of processing equipment to produce value-added products may also be required. Students will participate in the preparation and processing of selected value added meat products such as fresh and fully cooked sausages, hams and deli style meats. Learners will learn a range of meat processing operations including viscera, slaughter floor operations and dressing operations. They’ll also learn to work in a team and monitor compliance requirements in the workplace.As well as building on the safety, hygiene and quality skills, each covers a variety of basic operational skills. Learners will be able to manufacture meat products, prepare meat by products and cure manufactured meat products – all whilst working in a team.
Fresh, Smoked and Cured SausageMPRO-FSC13MPRO-FSC-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to cure, corn and sell various meat products. This course is suitable for all sectors of the meat industry. Smallgoods and value-adding establishments may prepare products for wholesale customers, meat retail establishments and retail customers.Students will gain practical meat fabrication and packaging skills to produce meat cuts for the retail, food service and custom markets.
Meat Nutrition and CookingMPRO-MNC13MPRO-MNC-001This course covers the skills and knowledge required for the provision of information regarding the role of meat in the diet to ensure the customer is able to make informed decisions regarding purchases. This course is applicable to workers in meat retailing enterprises. All training must be conducted in accordance with North American meat industry standards and regulations. All work should be carried out to comply with workplace and hygiene requirements. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad supervision and take responsibility for their own work.
Customer Service and Employment SkillsMPRO-CSE11MPRO-CSE-001This course describes the skills and knowledge required to break small stock carcases for retail sale. Meat Processing is a highly skilled profession steeped in tradition and learners will display understanding about a range of meat species and the various techniques needed to process and/or produce products. In addition, learners will be able to cut, prepare, package and present meat products to the standards required of the business and specialist needs of commercial and/or consumers. learners will have a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours that can lead to rewarding careers in the butchery industry, not only in the UK but across the world. The versatility of the training progra, means that this apprenticeship can be delivered both in a retail butchery environment as well as a factory environment. Our instructors visit the learners in their place of work during practicum, to provide teaching and assessment. Learners will be set tasks to complete between visits, which may include project work.
Business Related MathMPRO-BRM11MPRO-BRM-001This course focuses on competency and covers the skills and knowledge required to apply basic mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to undertake workplace calculations or to estimate approximate answers when exact calculations are not required.
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OUR MISSION

To make innovative technology, effective systems, and valuable experiences that make education relevant and equitable for all. Professional Education Atlantic College strives to offer affordable, quality, online educational programs to any competent student.

OUR VISION

To be an education organization that ensures access to quality education for all, regardless of race, location, income, and access to technology. We will accomplish this by building a team of highly-trained educators, and developing effective educational technology, experiences and programs.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

A great education starts with the learners at its core and that effective instruction is a product of how all educational resources interact and are orchestrated within a system.

OUR CULTURE

We believe in fostering a learning community in which the values, goals, and learning styles of students are recognized and supported. We are committed to the belief that diversity strengthens learning and actively seek opportunities to leverage the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of our students.

OUR FEATURED COURSES

No matter your passion, interest, or previous experiences, we specialize in experiential learning opportunities that will stimulate new ways of thinking and support your unique goals. We enable our learners to innovate, creatively problem solve, and engage in entrepreneurial activities in whatever career path they decide to pursue.

Seafood Processing

Beef and Veal Carcass Processing

Value Added Processing

Safety and Sanitation