Craig Zimprich, department chair
Tech Center 49
Students who enroll in the Meat Processing certificate program at NDSCS will have the opportunity to gain skills in a high demand career field. This program will be taught through both North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Students will get the chance to develop skills through hands-on training at the NDSU meats lab in Fargo.
Whether a student is adding credentials to a culinary arts degree, has a desire to start their own business or work for an established business the internship program for the meat cutting certificate will help polish the skills learned in classes through training in a paid work setting.
Our philosophy statement is: “The Agriculture Department provides education for the present and future by incorporating leadership and career development, best management practices in crop and livestock production, technology, natural resources, problem solving, internships, and communication through a diverse program.”
The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are mathematics, physical science, biology, agricultural education, computer science, and English. Courses that develop communication skills are important.
Required minimum placement scores:
Reading – 14
English – 16
Reading Comp – 61
Sentence Skills – 20
WritePlacer – 5
ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION
Reading – 240
Writing – 250
Or transfer equivalencies will apply as appropriate
Applicants not meeting the above requirements are encouraged to visit with the academic counselor at 701-671-2263 or the Agriculture department chair at 701-671-2249 for strategies to meet the admission requirements.
*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded a Certificate in Agriculture with an emphasis in Meat Processing.