Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 303163

Credits: 24

Area of Study: Culinary, Hospitality and Fitness

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $3,384.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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.

Program Details

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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.

Madison College Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program graduates are ready for a range of careers including:

  • Butcher
  • Meat cutter
  • Animal Processor

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