Certificate in Dairy Processing

September 2


The Certificate in Dairy Processing course is a dairy industry training program focused on providing promising plant workers and operators with a clear understanding of dairy plant processes. Administered by the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and led by leading experts in the field, the program will use a practical applications approach to educate students on the basic aspects of dairy processing. In particular, this online course features a ten week series of modules covering key aspects of dairy processing through short, online learning sessions. The ten module topics are outlined below. In addition, each participant will be expected to complete a short project of their choosing with the assistance of a mentor.

Cost: $1000.00 | Location: Online starting September 2, 2020, 1pm to 5pm central time
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The Certificate in Dairy Processing online course will be composed of 10 modules each covering an important aspect of dairy product manufacturing.

Download a detailed description of the Certificate in Dairy Processing modules.
Primary Contact:
Joanne Gauthier
1605 Linden Drive
Email CDP@cdr.wisc.edu
Registration Contact:
CALS Conference Services
640 Babcock Drive
Phone: 608-263-1672 | Fax: 608-262-5088
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  1. Is the Program online, or is it at CDR, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison?
    The Program is an online course. This means that all the content can be accessed online including the Introductory session, held on September 2, 2020, 1pm-5pm central time. During the ten week program, a new live-streamed lecture/discussion session will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 3-5pm central time, using a learning management system that allows interaction between all members of the program. All sessions will also be recorded for those unable to attend at the scheduled time.
  2. Do participants have to attend the Introductory Session?
    Everyone is encouraged to attend the online introductory session on September 2, 2020, 1pm-5pm central time. This session will allow participants to meet the coordinators and other participants, discuss backgrounds, motivations and aspirations and introduce the program. A CDR IT expert will also be on hand to ensure each student has access to the learning management system.
  3. What is the role of the mentor?
    As a part of this program, each participant needs to have a mentor. The mentor provides additional guidance and support to the participants during the course. Ideally, this person should be someone with significant experience in the dairy industry. Examples of a mentor would be a senior level cheesemaker, supervisor/team leader in the dairy processing area, etc. Students working in a nondairy related industry can select a mentor that is related to the course project they are planning. It also is possible to ask for a mentor from the staff at CDR.