Meat cutting is a unique, specialized and highly in-demand trade that offers plenty of job opportunities upon graduating. Jobs include retail or wholesale butchers, industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, ham cutters, meat trimmers and more! This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is located at Fanshawe’s London Downtown Campus in a state-of-the-art facility using the latest equipment. You’ll build skills in meat processing, product packaging, professional safety standards and customer service, taught by faculty with years of experience in the art of butchery. More than half of class time is spent in hands-on learning labs, and you’ll apply what you learn by operating a full-service retail meat outlet on campus. Professional Butchery Techniques provides students with the comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful in the growing meat processing industry. Throughout the program, students will engage with industry professionals to learn the latest techniques for meat cutting, with a focus on specific skills in trimming, deboning, carcass breakdown, and meat processing. Additionally, students will learn how to package and market meat products for resale. Upon graduation, students may choose to transition into the Retail Meat Cutter 245R Apprenticeship or to earn dual certificates by transitioning into the Culinary Skills program.