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Workshops, Certificates and Certifications

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course 

Gain the skills necessary to protect your information -- and boost your resume. 

Calling all K-12 Administrators, Teachers, and Staff:

Earn a digital badge displaying your knowledge of cybersecurity
essentials through this micro-credential offering. Gain the tools you
need to safeguard digital school information, identify cyber threats,
and form safe online working/learning environments. This is a virtual
course which meets synchronously on Monday and Wednesday
evenings from 7 to 8 p.m., with remaining instruction offered online.

12 modules/ 12 hours 

.12 Continuing Education Units

*Stay tune for future dates.


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

May 17 - June 11, 2021 Course is Full

Program contingent on the status of COVID-19. There may be additional requirements and protocols

to adhere to the standards and recommendations set by the CDC and County Health Department. 

Location: SUNY Cobleskill

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:     August 1 - 15, 2021          November 1 - 15, 2021

 Register Here for the Basic Fiber


PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) is an international non-profit organization that promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted therapy for people with special needs. SUNY Cobleskill is an approved certification site. We typically offer annual trainings and certification examinations. 



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Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL)

Workshop  &  Skills Test

Expert professionals, will share their knowledge on mental health and learning issues while working with equine partners. 2.1 CEU's *Planning to run Spring 2021 


Beekeeper Trainings

Beekeeping Registration 


Artificial Insemination Training

This 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. 1CEU (Lunch is not included).     Next training Spring 2021 


Canine Training Programs

AWS Amazon Certified Solutions Architect Preparatory Course


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

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