Meat Cutting and Butchery

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Why choose Meat Cutting and Butchery?

  • You are interested in pursuing a career as a butcher or in retail meat sales.
  • You currently work at a meat processing plant or retail meat store and want to learn more about processing, or you would like to sell retail meats directly from your production agriculture operation or open your own meat processing operation.
  • Experience hands-on training with meat cutting and butchering, including knife skills and selection.
  • Includes meat processes such as portioning for retail, smoking, grinding, curing, and brining.
  • Learn the skill of identifying meats for quality and value add.
  • Learn sanitation regulations and standards, and complete the ServSafe certification exam.
  • Scholarships to cover the tuition for this program are available on a limited basis.
This Career Accelerator certificate is a focused, short-term "sprint" to develop targeted, real-world competency for career advancement. Enroll today to accelerate your career and get to the next level in your current job or field of choice!

What You'll Learn

Estimated Entire Certificate Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $1,815.30
  • Books: $131.88
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,947.18

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college. Full scholarships are available for this program through one or more grants to promote education and training in meat cutting and butchery.)

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 




High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“The instructors are great. They are encouraging and always want to see their students succeed—they’re proud when they see students achieving their goals.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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