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Two courses will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Center for Dairy Research.

A Certificate in Dairy Processing program will be held beginning in May. The 10-week hybrid course -- in-person and online -- is designed to provide plant workers and operators with a clear understanding of dairy-plant processes.

The program begins with an introductory in-person course. After the introductory session, a live-streamed lecture and discussion session will be held online from 3 to 5 p.m. each Wednesday. The live-streamed sessions will use a learning-management system that allows interaction between all members of the program. That session will also be recorded for those unable to attend.

The Certificate in Dairy Processing online course will be composed of 10 modules covering important aspects of dairy-product manufacturing. Each participant will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program. Cost is $1,000. The course will be held from May 2 to July 25. The May 2 in-person meeting will be held in Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. 

A Food Safety Workshop is the second course to be held. The short course is a one-day hands-on workshop designed to cover an introduction to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point in a dairy-plant setting.

The Food Safety Workshop will cover a variety of topics.

  • potential dairy-plant hazards
  • prerequisites
  • validation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plans
  • implementing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point regulations

The workshop will also include breakout exercises such as the design and modification of flow diagrams. Cost is $250. The course will begin at 8 a.m. May 1 at Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin.

Visit www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses for more information.

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