Retail Meat Specialist (Part-time studies)

School of Hospitality and Tourism Applied Certificate

Program Overview

Retail Meat Specialist is an applied certificate program offered on-campus and in partnership with Saskatchewan regional colleges. 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
  • merchandising seafood
  • value-added oven ready products
  • sanitation

A two-week 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 Saskatchewan Polytechnic meat market.

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