The Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program at Madison College offers you a unique opportunity to learn about the entire lifecycle of an animal from an agricultural, meat production, and culinary arts perspective.
As a student in the Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about farm practices in class and on the farm where you will explore livestock terminology, selection, and care.
- Apply the pasture-to-plate philosophy in Madison College’s state-of-the-art culinary and meat production facility as well as manage all aspects of our retail butcher shop. In the butcher shop, you will identify, inspect and process carcasses, as well as prepare and package meat for sale, and interact with customers.
- Design menus, determine ingredient sourcing, and prepare for the ServSafe credential.
The Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program applies the same guiding principles as local, established farm-to-table practitioners: integrity, honesty, consciousness, creativity, responsibility, respect, and social commitment. If you have a background or interest in farming, meat production, or culinary arts and are committed to integrating these guiding principles into your work, you would be an ideal candidate for this program.
Students in the Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program can attend full or part-time.
Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Madison College Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program graduates are ready for a range of careers including:
- Meat cutter
- Animal Processor
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First Semester10-316-1011 credit10-316-1603 credits10-316-1613 credits10-316-1623 credits10-145-1173 creditsSecond Semester10-316-1633 credits10-316-1683 credits10-316-1952 credits10-145-1653 credits
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
- Application opens on September 15, 2022
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or
- Completion of an associate degree or higher
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
After completing the Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Examine components of a farm-to-table meat production system.
- Prepare meat for processing and value-added consumption.
- Merchandise meat for sale.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2021 Number of Program Graduates 9 Number of Surveys Sent 9 Number of Surveys Returned 8 Percent of Surveys Returned 88.90% Available for Employment 8 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% Not in Labor Market 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% Available for Employment
2021 Graduates Employed 8 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 5 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 62.50% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 3 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 37.50% Employed - No Response 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2021 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.1 Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 Very Satisfied (4) 2 Percent Very Satisfied 25.00% Satisfied (3) 5 Percent Satisfied 62.50% Unsatisfied (2) 1 Percent Unsatisfied 12.50% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2021 Number of Primary Reason Responses 8 Preparation for Getting a Job 1 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 12.50% Career Change 3 Percent Career Change 37.50% Improvement of Existing Skills 2 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 25.00% Preparation for Further Education 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% Personal Interest 2 Percent Personal Interest 25.00% Other 0 Percent Other 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2021 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 8 Before Enrollment 4 Percent Before Enrollment 50.00% While Attending the College 1 Percent While Attending the College 12.50% After Training at the College 3 Percent After Training at the College 37.50% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2021 Number of Employment Location Responses 8 In College District 2 Percent In College District 25.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 Percent of In Wisconsin 37.50% Outside of Wisconsin 2 Percent Outside Wisconsin 25.00% Employer Location Unknown 1 Percent Location Unknown 12.50% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 Average Monthly Wage $2,305 Average Hourly Wage $13.40 Average Work Hours per Week 46 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Fulton Meat Market Butcher Fulton IL LarryVille Gardens LLC Farm Manager Burlington Meat People Butcher Shop Butcher Petersen Dairy Farm Farm Manager Ixonia The Fresh Market Meat Cutter Chattanooga
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