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Workshops, Certificates and Certifications

*Students/ Attendees with an on-campus presence, will have to meet both SUNY system-wide guidelines as well as our campus guidelines, including:

- Adhere to our campus social distancing and face covering policy (Wear masks at all times while in the classroom/lab area, and anywhere else indoors). It is available on our campus webpage for their review.

- Provide proof of a completed vaccination series or apply for and receive an exemption from vaccination. If a vaccination exemption is granted to a student, they must submit a negative COVID  test from the same week that they will be on campus.


Notary Public Review Course                            

A three-hour online intensive course to prepare you for the New York State Notary Public Exam.

Victor Bujanow, CIC is a commissioned notary and certified signing agent/mobile notary for over 25 years and has a high 90%+ passing ratio! 

*Stay tuned for future dates


Artificial Insemination Training for Cattle

The class is designed to practice the techniques needed to successfully artificially inseminate cattle. Training on all artificial insemination techniques will be carried out on live animals. Face -to-face Course (.2 CEUs) Limited to 10 paticpants.

January 25-27, 2022

Cost: $375

Register Here for AI

Meat Processing Workshops

Lamb Processing $315 DONE - Thursday, October 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM & Friday, October 8 from

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Pork Processing $315 - DONE  - Thursday, October 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM & Friday, October 22 from                              8:00  AM to 4:00 PM

Beef Processing $315 - Done - Thursday, November 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM & Friday, November 12 from                      8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

These course will focus on developing skills necessary to effectively retail cut, complete primal fabrication, safety, sanitation, and packaging. Individuals will learn accuracy of cutting, knife handling and portion control. Limited to 10 participants

*Future offerings to be determined


Meat Processing and Food Safety Certificate Program

This certificate program is an intensive, hands-on, four-part basic training program designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to enter employment in the meat processing industry. The program consists of specialized training in the accuracy of cutting, knife handling, portion control, merchandising and the utilization of all products. Hands-on training includes: animal harvesting, primal fabrication, retail cutting, valued-added products, safety, sanitation, packaging, and HACCP standards.

For individuals who are unable to attend the four-week long training, the certificate can be achieved by successfully completing all components at different times: (CEU = Continuing Educational Units). Limited to 10 participants

Dates to Determined

Location: SUNY Cobleskill

Price: TBD (2021 price- $4,950)


 Sausage Making Workshop

This one-day workshop will dive into the world of basic charcuterie.  In both classroom and lab setting, participants will observe the basic breakdown of pork for sausage and have hands on experience to the basic steps of fresh sausage fabrication including: meat selection, grinding, spices, stuffing and sampling.  Lab experience will occur following federal regulations in the USDA inspected meat processing facility.  Lunch is included. (Limited to 15 attendees)


*Stay tune for future dates.. 


Fiber Sorting, Classing and Grading Certificate Program

The goal of this certificate is to provide professional training which will lead to standardize sorting and grading of natural animal fibers in the United States thereby supporting and enhancing the natural fiber textile industry across the country. Classes are taught throughout the country with instruction provided by certified Master Sorter/Grader/Classer professionals from SGC (Sorting Grading Classing).

Upon successful completion of all parts of the certificate, and approval by SGC, participants will receive a SUNY Cobleskill Fiber Sorting, Grading, & Classing Certificate and will be a certified Master Sorter.  Continuing education and a refresher course is required every three years after the initial certification to maintain the professional status. The certification includes three parts:

Basic Fiber Sorting and Grading Course 

This online self-paced course will provide natural fiber producers with the knowledge to organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting, and sorting are the building blocks for the course. Students will gain familiarity with processing and producing yarn at artisan mills. Participants will leave the class with the tools they need to get their fiber out of storage and separated so they can maximize yield and minimize cost at their mill. The Basic is offered online with a $180 fee.    *This course requires internet accessibility for particpation. Out of country additional fees apply for shipping fiber samples

Classes are running:        February 1, 2022

 Register Here for the Basic Fiber


Advanced Fiber, Sorting, Grading, and Classing Course

This course is taught synchronously online. There are three days of mandatory Zoom Meetings, independent practice, and coursework on Moodle (Learning Management System). Course fee is $550.

Sat Jan 22 all day zoom lectures 
Sun Jan 23 all day (1/2 day zoom, 1/2 day hands on samples)
Sat Jan 29 morning zoom review, afternoon test

Note that during the week you will have "homework" to do on your own and it is recommended to do some hands on sorting

You are required to have compelted the Basic Fiber course successfully.

*This course requires internet accessibility for particpation. Out of country additional fees apply for shipping fiber samples

Register for Advanced Course Here


Beekeeper Trainings



If you have any questions, please contact Deb Pernat at 518-255-5528 or pernatdg@cobleskill.edu

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