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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 1 - Introduction to Dairy Production and Processing Industry

Module 1 is intended to be an overview of our U.S. dairy industry from farm to table, and to give context to where the dairy processing sector fits in the total dairy supply chain.

Module 1 Course Overview

We will examine several economic indicators and statistics to help us understand the size and scope of our industry. Next, we will look at the species and breeds of animals supplying our milk. Then we will review some farming practices used by our farmers to generate the milk we need for processing.

Lastly, we will take a high-level look at the range of products that we can make for our customers and consumers.

This is the only module in this course that will explore primary production practices while subsequent modules focus on the processing or manufacturing aspects of the industry.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Name the contributions of the dairy industry to the local and national economies.
  2. Identify the most common animals used for milk production.
  3. Describe a farming practice.
  4. List a range of products made from milk.

Themed Tracks

Further certificates using a themed track. If a learner completed the Basic Cert 1st they would only have to add from 1-4 modules for various add on Certificates. Conversely, if they completed and track-based certificate first they would get credit for 2-5 modules of the basic 12 already completed.

Module 1 is part of the following themed tracks:

Dairy Quality Certificate. Modules 1,2, 3,4,5, 6, 15, 16. This series/track includes course introduction, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbiology, Pasteurization technologies, Sanitation, Supply Chain Management and Quality Systems. The intended audience for this track includes existing and new or aspiring members a plant’s Quality Department.

Dairy Food Safety Certificate, 1,8,10,11,15 This series/track includes course/dairy introduction, GMPs Food Safety Systems, and Culture, Regulatory Environment for Dairy, and Supply Chain Management (Could add module 4 for detail on pasteurization process. The intended audience for this track includes new, existing or aspiring members of the plant’s Food Safety or HACCP teams. This track could also appeal to new and existing regulatory personnel and 3rd party auditors seeking to expand their qualifications to include the dairy industry.

Fermented Dairy Products Certificate. 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 17, 18,19. This series/track includes course introduction, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbiology, Pasteurization technologies, Sanitation, Fundamentals of Cheese Making, Specialty Cheeses, and Cultured Dairy Products. The intended audience for this track includes all levels of plant personnel involved in the production of fermented dairy products.

Dried Dairy Products Certificate 1,2,3,4,5, 6, 13, 14, 20, 21. This series/track includes course introduction, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbiology, Pasteurization technologies, Sanitation, Membrane Technologies, Evaporation and Drying, Milk Powders and Whey Powders. The intended audience for this track includes all levels of plant personnel involved in the production of dry milk and whey products.

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All Dairy Certificate Modules

Dairy Online Certificate: Module 1 - Introduction to Dairy Production and Processing Industry

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 2 - Dairy Chemistry and Physics

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 3 - Dairy Microbiology

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 4 - Fluid Milk I

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 5 - Fluid Milk II

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 6 - Common Dairy Equipment

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 7 - Packaging

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 8 - Current Good Manufacturing Practices

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 9 - Cleaning and Sanitation

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 10 - Food Safety Systems and Culture

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 11 - Regulations and Standards for Dairy

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 12 - Sustainable Dairy Processing

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 13 - Membrane Filtration Process

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 14 - Concentration, Evaporation, Drying

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 15 - Supply Chain Management for Non-Dairy Ingredients

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 16 - Quality Systems and Finished Product Quality

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 17 - Basic Cheese Making

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 18 - Specialty Cheese Making

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 19 - Grade A Cultured Dairy Products

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 20 - Dried Dairy Products I (Milk and Whey Powders)

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 21 - Dried Dairy Products II (WPC, WPI, Lactoferrin, Casein)

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 22 - Ice Cream

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Dairy Online Certificate: Module 23 - Cream and Butter

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Instructors

Sheri Cole
Sheri Cole is assistant professor, dairy extension and sustainable food manufacturing, Oregon State University. She's a highly accomplished R&D, Food Safety and Quality executive with extensive Fortune 500 business and technical experience. She's passionate about food and how to integrate innovative ideas from the culinary world into the retail food space. 
Marc Bates
Lead Instructor for Preventive Controls for Human food.
Prior- In the last 50 years I have always worked in, at or for a company that makes cheese. Food Safety auditor/consultant work during the past 17 years as well.
Zeynep Atamer
Zeynep Atamer is an Extension Dairy Processing Specialist.

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